Paramount Pictures originally said that Darren Aronofsky’s movie would be a “close adaptation of the biblical story of Noah’s ark”. And with Russell Crowe in the lead you could kinda see that – a good old wholesome Biblical epic.
But of course Russell Crowe is from Australia, just like Mad Max Mel Gibson. And Darren Aronofsky doesn’t make ordinary films!
According to HitFix, the story will be about what happened before the flood, with perhaps the ending being the ark setting sail. They’ve also described the it as a “violent, freaky, scary world” unlike anything we’ve seen before.
Having a major role in the script are the Watchers, eleven-foot-tall fallen angels with six arms and no wings. Otherwise know as the Nephilim, the Watchers (and giants) are genuine Biblical characters, although presumably Aronofsky will use artistic license to flesh them out a bit.
Does this sound more exciting than pairs of animals?
He lives with his wife and three children in a land barren and hostile, in the grip of severe drought. A world marked by violence and barbarism, delivered to the savagery of the clans that draw their reason to survive from war and cruelty.