What is Noah without his ark? A guy who drowns, that’s who. Writer-director Darren Aronofsky has tweeted a set photo of the fabled ark from his upcoming biblical epic, Noah. In his tweet, Aronofsky says “I dreamt about this since I was 13. And now it’s a reality. Genesis 6:14” And for those that don’t know their bible (you’re going to Hell if you don’t, BTW), Genesis 6:14 is “So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.” No word yet if this is actual cypress wood. We also don’t know if Aronofsky is building his arc to the biblical specification of “300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high,” but the thing is definitely massive.
Hit the jump to check out the image and a recap about what we know about the movie thus far. Noah is slated to open on March 28, 2014.
Image via @DarrenAronofsky:
For those just tuning in, Russell Crowe is set to play the eponymous biblical figure who has to gather two of every animal before God drowns the world. Jennifer Connolly is attached to play Noah’s wife, Naamah, Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth will play Noah’s sons, Emma Watson will play a young woman who falls for Booth’s character, Ray Winstone will play the villain, and Anthony Hopkins will play Methuselah. This won’t be a straightforward take on the story, as Drew McWheeny over at HitFix has details on Aronofsky’s ambitious vision:
Noah (Russell Crowe) hears the voice of God warning him that the world cannot be allowed to survive in the corrupted, ruined form Noah sees around him. It is a violent, freaky, scary world that Aronofsky and his co-writer Ari Handel have created. I’m particularly excited to see how Aronofsky brings to life the Watchers, eleven-foot-tall fallen angels with six arms and no wings. They have a major presence in the script, and they’re fascinating. Early on, when Noah needs to go see his grandfather, he has to move through the homeland of the Watchers, something that is not easy to do.