‘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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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.


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