Christian Bale Wanted for Darren Aronofsky's ‘Noah’

The director is rebooting the popular biblical tale of Noah's Ark for modern audiences, and he hopes having Christian Bale signed will secure financing.
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Christian Bale Wanted for Darren Aronofsky's ‘Noah’

Christian Bale wanted for Darren Aronofsky's Noah Having bailed on The Wolverine, director Darren Aronofsky is hoping to make Noah his next film, an updated retelling of the biblical story of Noah's Ark. And he now has his eyes trained on Christian Bale for the six-hundred-year-old title character.

The director is hoping to sign Christian Bale to the $130 apocalyptic thriller about a man filling a boat with two of every species before an earth destroying flood wipes out mankind, to lure in a financer for this epic undertaking.

Noah is currently set up at the 20th Century Fox-based New Regency, but the movie's massive budget means that another studio needs to jump in and handle some of the production costs. Having Christian Bale committed to Noah will add that extra incentive to get a partner involved.

Paramount, Summit, and 20th Century Fox are all currently interested in co-financing the project with New Regency. There is no set production start date being eyed at this time.

Noah was released March 28th, 2014.

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  • mr-jellyfish • 4 years ago

    So will this be the story of a megalomaniac deity who kills millions of people, because they don't worship him in the way he feels entitled?

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    • dan1 • 4 years ago

      @themime lol...

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      • themime • 4 years ago

        @ejk1 300 uh?..... The Mime can imagine Noah going....."Animals, what is your profession?"...

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        • skywise • 4 years ago

          @diaigma ROFL very witty

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          • diaigma • 4 years ago

            No one better mess with the lighting in THIS production :P

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            • cripple • 4 years ago

              Hell yes. He would be perfect for this.

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              • nautical05 • 4 years ago

                I can see this. Hes a great director im sure it will turn out fantastic anyway.

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                • narrator • 4 years ago

                  Smart financial move. Not only will Bale bring in a possible financier, but he'd also secure a decent chunk of audiences who previously were unaware or uninterested in this project. Hope this goes through, for Aronofsky's sake.

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                  • dan1 • 4 years ago

                    @ejk1 That's fine with me.

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                    • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                      Remember something guys. This isn't based on the Bible, but rather the graphic novel that came out a few years ago. That's not to say it will be blasphemous, but you may want to think of this as a more sophisticated 300.

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                      • zanyzap • 4 years ago

                        @themime: I read that prophesy too. Along with: "If your ark begins to sink, Bale: that is your best option."

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                        • themime • 4 years ago

                          a prophecy said "if you want to make a NOAH movie, get a Christian".........never knew what that meant until now..... =]

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                          • k-man • 4 years ago

                            I think this movie is going to be amazing either way......but I think they can find better.

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                            • dan1 • 4 years ago

                              @zanyzap As a proud Christian man, I was moved by his performance. Even though he was going through the motions with a story most of us are intimately familiar with, he did it with conviction and heart. I liked the playfulness he had with Mary in a flashback, showing his more human side, and of course the last supper speech. I believed and felt for him when he had his moment of doubt on the cross near the end. And when he was resurrected, he had the resolution on his face of someone with a higher calling, being very fitting, of course. Gibson got a lot out of him.

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                              • zanyzap • 4 years ago

                                @dan1: Agreed. JC (not Jesus Christ, but the dude who played him) is a very underrated actor, but that's probably because other than the Passion, his other movies have not been anything special. His acting was phenomenal. I'm still pissed that the Passion didn't receive any big nominations. Best Picture? Best Director? Um... old f*cks, Best Actor? At least Jim got an MTV movie award. :P

                                I support Bale in just about any movie and will happily watch him in just about any movie; well, I probably wouldn't watch him in a gay porno, but whatever.

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                                • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                                  this will be awesome!!!

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                                  • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

                                    @bawnian-dexeus Oh. Lol. Great title.

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                                    • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                                      @thedude-abides Mary, Mother of Jesus

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                                      • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

                                        @bawnian-dexeus What movie was that?

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                                        • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                                          @dan1@thedude-abides Funny how Bale also portrayed Jesus in a movie back in 99

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