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Darren Aronofsky’s Noah will easily be his biggest project yet. Shooting for the epic begins later this year, but we already know that it’s going to have one of the most impressive props ever. The prop in question is a full-scale ark.
Aronofsky recently tweeted “I dreamt about this since I was 13. And now it's a reality. Genesis 6:14.” That Biblical passage describes God's command to Noah to make the ark, and with his tweet, the director attached an image of an under-construction ark.
In addition to this news, The Playlist picked up some details on the Noah script, penned by Ari Handel and Aronofsky, from Hitfix. If you were expecting a straightforward story about the ark-builder, then you might have been mistaken. Apparently “it is a violent, freaky, scary world […] created” for the film, complete with “Watchers, eleven-foot-tall fallen angels with six arms and no wings.”
It also seems that there’s a major social critique involved:
“He’s written this as a serious look at our place on this planet and our rights as citizens of the world. I think it would be hard to pin this version of the story down to any one faith, and in shaking off the dusty respectability of the accepted version of the story, Aronofsky and Handel may have actually found a way to give it a stronger thematic resonance than I would have imagined."
Noah will arrive in theaters on March 28, 2014.