Aronofsky Builds an Ark
The Fountain director plans to bring Noah and the Ark to the big screen; says film will be "unconventional" biblical epic.
by Josh Hurst posted 04/30/07
Steve Carrell and his Evan Almighty troupe aren't the only ones keen on bringing Noah and the Great Flood to the big screen. Director Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain) expressed interest in bringing a new biblical epic to your local Cineplex—a new take on the story of Noah's Ark.
Aronofsky recently told The Guardian that he's "several drafts" into a screenplay about Noah. The director says that the story has always interested him [From The Guardian: Aronofsky and Noah go way back. When the writer-director was 13, he won a United Nations competition at his school in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn; it was for his first poem, a little effort about the end of the world as seen through Noah's eyes. "That story has interested me ever since," he says, squinting through his yellow-tinted shades and pulling a striped woolly hat on to his head.], and that audiences shouldn't expect a conventional biblical epic. "Noah was the first person to plant vineyards and drink wine and get drunk," he says. "It's there in the Bible—it was one of the first things he did when he reached land. There was some real survivor's guilt going on there. He's a dark, complicated character."