Noah, director Darren Aronofsky‘s big budget passion project has found distribution by way of Paramount and New Regency Productions. The film has a rumored $130 million dollar budget, which is by far the biggest thing Aronofsky has ever done. The film is currently undergoing some rewrites by screenwriter John Logan, who’s known for his work on Hugo and The Aviator. The original script was handled by Aronofsky himself as well as Ari Handel.
Aronofsky is also acting as a producer so those of you worried that Logan will tamper with Aronofsky’s baby can put that to rest. I’m sure Aronofsky will have a close eye on the rewrites.
I’m really looking forward to Noah. I’ve been a fan of Aronofsky right from the start and it seems with each new film he makes he tends to go deeper and deeper. My personal favorite film of his is The Fountain, followed by The Wrestler. Noah is probably going to be more like The Fountain, but I’m sure it will still remain unique in its own sense. Aronofsky knows how to add layers of depth and gritty realism to almost anything. Last year he made the sparkling life of a ballerina dancer not so glamorous with Black Swan.
Plus, it’s worth mentioning that Aronofsky is an Atheist, so tackling a story like Noah is going to be interesting coming from someone who doesn’t believe in god. I’m very curious to see which direction he goes with the story.
Also, I can’t forget to mention the rumored casting news of Christian Bale joining the ship. Bale is a fantastic actor and I think working with Aronofsky would be a really good move on his part. He’s known for his commitment to a role and Aronofsky is known to be a tough director with a specific mindset. Sounds like a perfect pairing if you ask me.
What are your thoughts on Noah? Does it sound like an interesting film, if not, does the addition of Bale starring with Aronofsky directing make it sound better?
(via Bad Ass Digest)