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Published On: Sat, Apr 14th, 2012

‘Noah’ will not be a ‘religious film’ says director Darren Aronofsky

An epic film based on Noah and the Ark is headed to theaters in 2014.

Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures and New Regency have set a March 28, 2014 release date for the film which will feature Russell Crowe as Noah and Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky.

Aronofsky released a statement, which professes his lifelong passion for the tale.

“Since I was a kid, I have been moved and inspired by the story of Noah and his family’s journey. The imaginations of countless generations have sparked to this epic story of faith. It’s my hope that I can present a window into Noah’s passion and perseverance for the silver screen.”

Christians may be angered to hear Aronofsky’s secular perspective on the film and its premise.

“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.” … “He’s a dark, complicated character. The tragedies we perform on each other are so well reported. Quite clearly, the planet is dying, and we are dying on it.”

The director had begun work on Noah as a graphic novel with a few images hitting the Internet back in the fall of 2011.

Writer John Logan (Hugo, Aviator, The Last Samurai) penned the script. No other casting details have been reported.

The official synopsis of the graphic novel reads as follows:

“It was a world without hope, a world with no rain and no crops, dominated by warlords and their barbarian hordes. In this cruel world, Noah was a good man. Seasoned fighter, mage and healer but he only wanted peace for him and his family. Yet every night, Noah was beset by visions of an endless flood, symbolizing the destruction of all life. Gradually he began to understand the message sent him by the Creator. He had decided to punish the men and kill them until the last. But he gave Noah a last chance to preserve life on Earth.”

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