There has to be something special going on, when a film director with massive credentials decides to dicth a hairy Canadian mutant slicing up half of Japan, and instead go with Russell Crowe on a boat.
Darren Aronofsky has been working on his Noah adaptation for quite a while, itself based on a comic book that took several, awesome liberties with the biblical source material, and while Crowe is busy receiving a message or two from God, we’ve managed to grab a look at the people of that post apocalyptic Old Testament world.
Thanks to Collider, we’ve now got a sneak peek at the upcoming fall catalogue, that Noah and the various denizens wear in the film, as well as a peek at the DIY box that his ark arrived in.
And so far, I like the look of this world. It’s clear that there’s a militaristic warlord style at play here, with Logan Lerman and Madison Davenport dressed in the latest rags, while those set pics of the ark point towards something massive being built. And how about that logo for the film, pretty rad, right?
As for the scope of the film, Hitflix hit that note on the head, when they snuck into the production of the project:
Sure, the basic broad strokes of the story are pretty evident. Noah (Russell Crowe) hears the voice of God warning him that the world cannot be allowed to survive in the corrupted, ruined form Noah sees around him. It is a violent, freaky, scary world that Aronofsky and his co-writer Ari Handel have created….There is a sincerity from the very first page that will make it hard for people to argue with Aronofsky’s intent here.
He’s written this as a serious look at our place on this planet and our rights as citizens of the world. I think it would be hard to pin this version of the story down to any one faith, and in shaking off the dusty respectability of the accepted version of the story, Aronofsky and Handler may have actually found a way to give it a stronger thematic resonance than I would have imagined.
A multi-faith Noah film? Aronofsky, you’re going to be on the receiving end of quite a few harumphs and indignations from annoyed persons. As for the rest of us, we’ll get to watch Russell Crowe laying a biblical smackdown on the world sometime in 2014.
Last Updated: September 3, 2012