Paramount and New Regency team up for director Darren Aronofsky's Noah's Ark epic

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For the past few years, Darren Aronofsky has been hoping to make an ambitious big-screen version of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark, and now the Black Swan director has found the backing to set his big-budget project afloat.

Paramount and New Regency jointly announced today that the two companies will team up to produce Aronofsky’s Noah, and have brought John Logan (Gladiator) on board to rewrite the script Aronofsky co-wrote with Ari Handel. “Since I was a kid, I have been moved and inspired by the story of Noah and his family’s journey,” Aronofsky said in a statement. “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.”

No casting has been announced yet, but Aronofsky — who dropped out of directing the Wolverine sequel this past March, citing family reasons — was reported earlier this year to be in talks with Christian Bale about playing Noah. Filming is slated to begin next spring.

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  • Helllooooo Nurse!

    Starring Taylor Lautner as the Alpacas.

    • dee

      Kind of old now, but still funny!

    • Rowzdower

      I sure hope they get Nathan Lane to do the voice of one of the meerkats.

  • johnny canuck

    Two of every species. Let’s see Aronofsky get them all on that one boat.

  • Michelle

    I got super excited because I thought you were talking about the late, great “Noah’s Arc” on Logo…And now I’m sad…

  • Dax

    Dude, the moustache!!?!

  • Terry

    he will drop out, as usual.

  • Ryan

    wow for the guy who just made one of my all time favorite films, Black Swan…. worst … follow up… ever

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  • Dawn

    He looks like someone from 70′s gay porn.

  • Allen

    If falls in line with his mentality… Tortured heroes pushing themselves to the limits… But Noah doesn’t die at the end, so I’m not sure how he’s going to resolve that. I think ever single hero of his has died at the end.

  • Clete

    Have you looked in the bottom of the ark? Who’s going to clean that up. It’s not going to be me, you can bet on that!

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