Aronofsky raises an ark and some eyebrows for his new film, Noah
As pixels increasingly invade film studios, it becomes difficult to find a current high budget production that trades in high quality computer generated imagery for a more old school approach that dates back to tools and tangible materials. But director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream) will have it no other way for his latest film, take a look at this phenomenally huge wooden 'ark' he built to star as the set of Noah. As Aronofsky's previous profile on CriticalMob reveals, the American director has a solid reputation for creating bold, 'intellectually restless' films that draw on the frenzied nature of being an outsider and Noah will surely be no exception.
Although inspired by the biblical narrative, expect this version to provide a darker psychological and even supernatural evaluation of the consequences of an apocalyptic survival rather than a jubilant parade of life depicted across nursery walls. There is certainly a brain behind this potential masterpiece, so let's hope actors Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly and Logan Lerman are up for the storm. Apparently Aronofsky has been thinking about a Noah's Ark rendition since childhood so we can only guess that he is working to reach some epic standards. And this colossal undertaking is reflected in the wait, the film is not set to release until March 28th of 2014.
Already proving impressive behind the scenes, we are all curious to see if the film lives up to the effort.