‘Noah’ Is a Big, Non-Religious Event Says Darren Aronofsky

The director would not address rumors that Christian Bale is being sought for this Biblical epic.
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‘Noah’ Is a Big, Non-Religious Event Says Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky gives more Noah detailsEarlier this month, we reported that Darren Aronofsky's next project will be the biblical tale Noah, after he dropped out of directing The Wolverine back in March. The director recently gave some more details on Noah, stating he doesn't believe it is exactly a religious story.

"I don't think it's a very religious story. I think it's a great fable that's part of so many different religions and spiritual practices. I just think it's a great story that's never been on film."

The director also believes this story, a big-budget re-telling of the Noah's Ark story, is his shot at helming a large-scale, massive production.

"I want to make a big event film, and I think it can be that."

We also reported last week that Christian Bale is being eyed to play the title character, although the director did not respond to that story.

"No comment."

Noah will be made on an estimated $130 million budget, although no studios have signed on yet to finance. Our report from a few weeks ago indicated that New Regency, Paramount, Fox, and Summit are all circling the project.

Noah was released March 28th, 2014.

Sources:IFC
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  • gandoff • 4 years ago

    @rudy I would welcome a new age approach to religious movies. Look at Passions of the Christ. It was brutal with how real it was. For that was how it truly was. I loved the old Heston movies. But the stories was not a PG style story. If Darren wants to make a film on the religious story of Noah, and make it as say Passions, then I am on board. But so far, any information on this movie, has show he is trying to distance himself from what Noah is. I want him to either make Noah, or just make a "biblical" era movie about a great flood which is not animals 2 by 2 and ECT. So he should just decided what he is going to do and not tippy toe around the subject. In the end, his words on the movie, like shown above, will upset those who want to and would see this movie due to its possiable connections to the biblical story.

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    • rudy • 4 years ago

      @gandoff Well phrased. Then I ask you this, could it be that he's making a religious movie in an atheistic standpoint?

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      • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

        So? I'm still watching it. Religion won't keep me from anything.

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        • mr-jellyfish • 4 years ago

          Well, Aronofsky hasn't let me down so far. I'm betting the film will be spiritual but won't be tied down to any particular religion. My only concern is that the Noah fable is one without morals, it essentially tells the story of a cruel and malicious deity who kills most life on earth for not conforming to his rules. I hope Aronofsky finds some sense of hope in this story!

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          • insertusernamehere • 4 years ago

            Who the f*ck cares? Just watch the damn movie lol

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            • gandoff • 4 years ago

              @rudy The the story is not Noah. Noah is a pure biblical story. If its just about the act of a great flood, then it could be based on any form of the story found in other cultures. They have proven threw science that a great flood took place in the middle east, during the same time the story of Noah took place. So they could even make it about a major flood in that same area. But to use the name, idea's of two animals each, ect; that makes it a religious film.

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              • diaigma • 4 years ago

                Interesting way of looking at it. Curious about this project.

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                • SpaceCowboy • 4 years ago

                  It's Aronosfsky, so I'll pass.

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                  • bud2fresh • 4 years ago

                    @truvision82 lol i can hear it now "GET TO THA BOAT AAGAGGGA" :)

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                    • bud2fresh • 4 years ago

                      @cupid I'm with you on this one

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                      • thedude-abides • 4 years ago

                        @seawolf63 Thanks, friend.

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                        • dan1 • 4 years ago

                          To back up what @rudy is saying....

                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flood_myth

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                          • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 4 years ago

                            Long as it's not as preachy as "The Book Of Eli", I'm good.

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                            • dan1 • 4 years ago

                              You know what they should do? Team up Emmerich with Aronofsky lol. Let Emmerich run wild with his SFX stuff, which he's pretty good at, and let Aronofsky tell the story and direct the people. It could work. The flood scenes would look amazing, coupled with excellent story/acting.

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                              • rudy • 4 years ago

                                @gandoff As I stated below, the story of Noah isn't just a christian story, it's found all over the place with different cultures around the world. So it isn't unique to just the bible. Christians, Catholics can say all they want about the bible, but Aronofsky can follow the story whichever way he wants, because not only is the story found in so many different cultures, but in many different forms as well.

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                                • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                  @narrator Gosh, I think I'm gonna have to go with Hanna Montana on that one :P

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                                  • narrator • 4 years ago

                                    Lol, btw. Movieweb's "Face-off" just made the comparisons of The Hannah Montana Movie and Terminator Salvation. Thought that was a bit funny.

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                                    • narrator • 4 years ago

                                      Actually, saying no comment doesn't necessarily mean anything. He may very well wish to keep the ruse going, which would add discussion among the moviebuff masses concerning the movie, in turn generating a soon to be disappointed but hooked profit. Not sure if you follow, but yeah, it's late.

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                                      • truvision82 • 4 years ago

                                        Being that arnold swarchennegor is older now, i think he would be good for the part of Noah. He's not as big anymore and could deliver the character well, lets no forget him in conan.

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                                        • seawolf63 • 4 years ago

                                          @thedude-abides I also agree with your comment... very well said.

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