Darren Aronofsky says “Noah” film not “religious story” but very epic
IFC: Darren Aronofsky left “The Wolverine” to pursue this project: a big budget studio film based on Noah.
Based on the biblical tale, John Logan is currently re-writing the script while the project is being shopped around Hollywood. Recently, the director talked a bit about his idea for the project, calling it “a big event film.”
“I don’t think it’s a very religious story. I think it’s a great fable that’s part of so many different religions and spiritual practices. I just think it’s a great story that’s never been on film.”
Collider writes: While this certainly sounds like an epic tale, especially with Aronofsky at the helm, it’s no easy task to get $130 million to make a potentially controversial film with a director who has no large-scale tentpoles on his resume. Aronofsky knows this all too well, as he went through a similar situation with The Fountain, having to re-tool the film to make the budget significantly smaller after Brad Pitt left the project.