Jeff Snider lets us know that Paramount and New Regency will release Darren Aronofsky‘s long gestating biblical epic Noah wide on March 28th 2014. Aronofsky has been developing a big screen adaptation of Noah’s Ark since he was 13-years-old. Paramount is teaming with New Regency to produce the film for a reported $150 million budget.
Russell Crowe is set to play the lead role of Noah. John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator) rewrote the script originally penned by he Aronofsky and Ari Handel, with the shoot starting in July.
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This is more of a minor status update than a giant news break, but for those who like to see Darren Aronofsky making movies rather than videos and commercials, it is good news. Deals are done for the director, who last released Black Swan in 2010, to make his epic take on the Biblical story of Noah, with Russell Crowe in the lead role. Read More »
Briefly: After years and years of thinking about the movie and prepping ideas for the project, Darren Aronofsky is finally going to get his chance to re-tell the story of Noah, the Ark and the Flood. Aronofsky is now in talks with Russell Crowe to have the actor play the title role in Noah when the film shoots starting in July. Read More »
We’ll probably never see Russell Crowe in a sequel to Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, but what about having Crowe play the commander of another ship in another epic adventure film? How about if he was the commander of the ship — by which I mean Noah, and his ark. And then throw in Liam Neeson in another major role, under the direction of Darren Aronofsky. That’s how the cast of Aronofsky’s long-gestating Noah is starting to take shape. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 27th, 2012 by Angie Han
Seeing as this comes not directly from Darren Aronofsky, but from Hollywood Elsewhere‘s Jeffrey Wells, who in turn heard it from Aronofsky’s frequent cinematographer Matthew Libatique, it’s probably safest to take the following news with a grain of salt. If true, though, it could mean we’re one step closer to finally seeing a project that’s been a very long time coming.
According to Wells, Libatique says that Aronofsky’s Noah is slated to begin shooting in July for a fall 2013 release, and that the production is still seeking its Noah and its villain. And by “villain,” no, I don’t mean the flood. More details after the jump.
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Here’s the trade-off for two new Terrence Malick movies going into production with Christian Bale in 2012: the actor now won’t have time to star in Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah. Bale was never officially cast, but we’ve known since this summer that he was the actor Darren Aronofsky really wanted to lead the cast of his big event-film retelling of the biblical story.
With Bale set to do two Malick films in 2012, however, he’s well out of the running for Noah. There is a very good second choice on the horizon, however: Michael Fassbender, who despite being one of the most wanted actors around right now, has a relatively open schedule for 2012. Read More »
In February, as Darren Aronofsky was trying to find a studio to back his epic-scale take on the story of Noah, we learned that he and Ari Handel had begun working with Canadian artist Nico Henrichon to make a graphic novel version of the script. (A similar tactic was used by Aronofsky for The Fountain, in between the first unsuccessful incarnation of that film and the version that was eventually shot.)
Noah, the film, landed at Paramount not long ago. And the first volume of the graphic novel version, Noe, is already in stores in Europe. Check out the first few pages and some other info below.
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Paramount and New Regency jointly announced today that they will distribute Darren Aronofsky‘s long gestating biblical epic Noah — a big screen adaptation of Noah’s Ark that Darren has been developing since he was 13-years-old. The deal between Paramount and New Regency was previously reported on the site when the deal was in talks, but it has now been confirmed. 20th Century Fox was also bidding on the project, which has a reported $150 million budget. John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator) is currently working on rewrites of the script; Christian Bale has been rumored as a top choice to play the lead.
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