Darren Aronofsky is planning his biggest project yet, a £79 million retelling of the story of Noah’s Ark.
The director, who is still on a high from his Oscar success with Black Swan, has apparently been eyeing up the project based on the biblical story for a number of years. But now it looks like it’s going to happen as several studios are apparently interested in part funding it. We’re sure it won’t be long until the project is snapped up, especially considering Black Swan was made on a budget of $12m but took $315 million.
The film, which hasn’t got a title yet, has been described by Deadline as “a big fantasy epic, and an opportunity for Aronofsky to create a world.”
Aronofsky himself has spoken about the project, he told /Film “It’s the end of the world and it’s the second most famous ship after the Titanic. So I’m not sure why any studio won’t want to make it.
“I think it’s really timely because it’s about environmental apocalypse which is the biggest theme, for me, right now for what’s going on on this planet. So I think it’s got these big, big themes that connect with us.”
The biblical story certainly does have some big themes and raises a whole variety of issue, we’re just not sure how it will translate to the big screen. Anyone remember the 2007 Steve Carell flop, Evan Almighty? Nope thought not. But Aronofsky has time on his hands now after dropping out of the Wolverine sequel and also we’re sure he’ll have actors lining up two-by-two to get on board, so this could work out well.
To find out more about the director take a look at our lowdown on him.