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8:00 AM on 03.28.2014

Review: Noah

To preface this review I'd like to point you towards this article, which explains how I, as a DC film critic, finally got to see Noah ahead of time. Basically, Paramount for some reason thought it would be grand to scree...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 02.03.2014

Super Bowl TV spot for Noah

Darren Aronofsky's upcoming Noah is going to look absolutely stunning. It may not be the best movie, or even the best representation of a biblical property, but it's going to look wonderful. This Super Bowl spot further ceme...

Nick Valdez

First trailer for Darren Aronofsky's Noah gets biblical photo
First trailer for Darren Aronofsky's Noah gets biblical
by Nick Valdez

I'm not the most religious person. I have my beliefs and other folks have theirs, but there's no reason that I can't enjoy a film depicting one of the more famous stories from the Bible, Noah's Ark. This first trailer for Darren Aronofsky's take on the story (starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, and Anthony Hopkins) looks surprisingly gorgeous.

It's such a refreshing change of pace to get actual landscapes and sets rather than overt CG backgrounds. Sure each piece of animal fur is meticulously crafted and the budget is bloated, but when it looks this good, it's hard to care about that stuff. As for the actual content, I reeeeally like the trailer up until folks starting attacking the ship.

If it stays a story about a man who believes in some unseen force that leaves hints about the apocalypse, Noah could be very interesting. Keep it from becoming a generic action movie.  Noah rains action into theaters March 28th next year. You can watch the international trailer for the film after the jump too!

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11:00 AM on 10.16.2013

Aronofsky in fight with studio over Noah edits

When you get a director like Darren Aronofsky you know he has an artistic vision for whatever he's working on, and you'd think a studio would trust that vision after the years of relentless praise heaped onto his movies. Not ...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 10.09.2013

Noah has the most complicated rendering in ILM history

I don't think anyone will be surprised to find out that Darren Aronofsky's Noah will be quite heavy on the impressive visuals, but earning the tag of the most complicated rendering Industrial Light and Magic Has ever done mea...

Matthew Razak

Cast/character portraits from Darren Aronofsky's Noah photo
Cast/character portraits from Darren Aronofsky's Noah
by Hubert Vigilla

It's been a little while since we've heard about Noah, Darren Aronofsky's Biblical epic (by way of Mad Max with 11-foot-tall fallen angels). We previously had a picture of Noah's ark looking very ark-like, but now we have our first glimpses of the cast members in character, which you can check out in the gallery.

Russell Crowe is Noah, with Ray Winstone as the villain of the film (though not God or water). Anthony Hopkins is in the movie as well as Methuselah. Rounding out the cast are Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, and Logan Lerman. Something about these costumes seems less Old Testament and more Dark Ages or Middle Ages. It's the kind of stuff that wouldn't be out of place in a pseudo-medieval fantasy film.

Noah should be out by 2014, and hopefully an English translation of Aronofsky's graphic novel version of Noah will be out some time next year as well.

What do you think of these character pics?

[Fotogramas via Bleeding Cool]

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2:00 PM on 05.07.2013

Concept art for Darren Aronofsky's Batman: Year One

Concept art from the scrapped Darren Aronofsky-led Batman: Year One adaptation were recently unearthed by the Comic Book Movie guys. The images (which are in the gallery below) show a much more realistic, down-to-ea...

Geoff Henao

2:00 PM on 02.18.2013

New York City First Time Fest focuses on filmmaker debuts

As cool as it is to be one of the first people to see the next thing by established filmmakers at film festivals, it's the new stuff that's really exciting. Debuts are rarely the most polished or effective efforts, but they s...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

7:00 PM on 10.16.2012

Catch a glimpse of the ark being constructed for 'Noah'

It looks like Darren Aronofsky is going all out for his Biblical epic Noah, at least if photographer Dan Wagner's pictures are anything to go by. It's hard to judge scale initially, but going by Wagner's reaction it must be p...

Thor Latham

6:00 PM on 09.25.2012

First pic from Darren Aronofsky's Noah is full of snakes

That's not a a clever quip or anything. The pic is literally full of hundreds of our limbless reptilian friends, as you can clearly see for yourself. The picture arrives courtesy of cinematographer Matty Libatique's...

Thor Latham

9:00 AM on 07.12.2012

New info & set photo from Darren Aronofsky's Noah

There's some new info about Darren Aronofsky's Noah, and it's sounding less like the Biblical tale and more like a harsh pre-apocalyptic epic. The Film Stage reports that the movie might focus more on the world before the gre...

Hubert Vigilla

1:00 PM on 06.12.2012

Ray Winstone offered role of God and/or rainfall in Noah

Veteran character actor and all-around badass Ray Winstone has officially been offered the role of the central villain in Darren Aronofsky's upcoming Noah starring Russel Crowe as the titular animal wrangler extraordinai...

Alex Katz

Schreiber, Moore, and Watson in talks to sexify Noah photo
Schreiber, Moore, and Watson in talks to sexify Noah
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Darren Aronofsky is easily one of my favorite directors, so Noah is easily one of my most anticipated films of 2014. We know that Russell Crowe will be playing the title character, and some other, less-interesting casting has been revealed as well, but up until now the film just didn't have the sex appeal that it's needed, because nothing is sexier than the story of Noah's ark.

Fortunately, it looks like that might finally be coming up. Liev Schreiber and Julianne Moore are in talks to play Noah's antagonist and wife respectively. Moore may have a conflict due to the upcoming Carrie remake. Hopefully both of those will happen, because they are great, and Liev Schreiber hasn't been in enough worthwhile films lately. Emma Watson is also looking to get in on the action, as she is currently in talks to play the girlfriend (or something) of one of Noah's sons.

I am very curious to see how this turns out.

[Deadline and Variety, via Collider]

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Russell Crowe to star in Aronofsky's Noah photo
Russell Crowe to star in Aronofsky's Noah
by Jason Savior

Prior talks culminated today as it was confirmed by Paramount and New Regency that Darren Aronofsky's forthcoming Biblical epic Noah has found its titular lead. While the fable famously features a raven and a dove, the film will do one better and add a crow.

A Russell Crowe, that is.

Crowe brings to the Noah role experience as not only a tested captain at sea, but also as a subject of schizophrenic delusion. The screenplay is a collaboration between Aronofsky and Ari Handel, who is co-credited for the story in The Fountain. John Logan, most recently Oscar-nominated for Hugo, revised. The movie begins shooting in July, with a projected March 2014 release, in New York and Iceland. Expect more CGI animals than the Madagascar films and a plot of roughly the same perspicacity.

[via Collider]

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10:00 AM on 03.21.2012

Russell Crowe takes lead role in Darren Aronofky's Noah

Last month there was word that Russell "Master & Motherf*cking Commander" Crowe was in talks for the lead role in Darren Aronofsky's Noah. Now we have official confirmation that the Crowester will indeed star in...

Andres Bolivar

6:00 PM on 02.29.2012

Russell Crowe in talks for Darren Aronofsky's Noah

Darren Aronofsky's Noah has been in gestation for a long time - if in a pretentious mood, you might say it's positively antediluvian at this point - but it looks as though the project finally setting sail with confirmation th...

Xander Markham

4:00 PM on 02.28.2012

From Hell: Darren Aronofsky's Batman: Year One

[This week we'll be looking at a few movies mentioned in Tales from Development Hell by David Hughes (Titan Books). The book chronicles the arduous and at times absurd development process that films go through, often leading ...

Hubert Vigilla

6:00 PM on 01.27.2012

Darren Aronofsky's Noah: some release and villain info

It's been a while since we've reported anything on Darren Aronofsky's Noah. After getting a glimpse of the European graphic novel of Noah and hearing that Christian Bale had dropped out of the project, it's been a bit silent,...

Hubert Vigilla

3:00 PM on 12.01.2011

Christian not Noah, Michael maybe

Christian Bale has been ruled out of contention for the title role in Darren Aronofsky's take on the Biblical tale of Noah. The actor was understood to be one of the favourites, even if nothing was ever officially signed, but...

Xander Markham

1:00 PM on 11.09.2011

Darren Aronofsky directs four new anti-meth PSAs

How many times have you been talking about Requiem for a Dream and someone has made the joke that if you want kids to stay off drugs you should just screen the movie in health class. Of course that's not really plausible for...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 10.31.2011

Monday Movie Trivia: Aronofsky bought Perfect Blue rights

For those of you who have never heard this before, it's an issue that's been in constant debate for the past few years: just how much was Darren Aronofsky inspired by Perfect Blue when making the very similar film, Black Swan...

Tom Fronczak

10:00 AM on 10.21.2011

Darren Aronofsky's Noah graphic novel released in Europe

Before Noah was picked up by Paramount, Darren Aronofsky and co-writer Ari Handel began working on a graphic novel adaptation of their script with artist Niko Henrichon. (Henrichon is perhaps best known for illustrating Pride...

Hubert Vigilla