Noah (film)

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Noah
Directed byDarren Aronofsky
Produced byDarren Aronofsky
Scott Franklin
Mary Parent
Chris Brigham
Ari Handel
Arnon Milchan
Written byDarren Aronofsky
John Logan
StarringRussell Crowe
Jennifer Connelly
Douglas Booth
Logan Lerman
Emma Watson
Anthony Hopkins
Ray Winstone
Music byClint Mansell
CinematographyMatthew Libatique
Editing byAndrew Weisblum
StudioDisruption Entertainment
New Regency Productions
Protozoa Pictures
Distributed byParamount Pictures (USA)
20th Century Fox (International)
Release date(s)
  • March 28, 2014 (2014-03-28)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$130 million
 
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Noah
Directed byDarren Aronofsky
Produced byDarren Aronofsky
Scott Franklin
Mary Parent
Chris Brigham
Ari Handel
Arnon Milchan
Written byDarren Aronofsky
John Logan
StarringRussell Crowe
Jennifer Connelly
Douglas Booth
Logan Lerman
Emma Watson
Anthony Hopkins
Ray Winstone
Music byClint Mansell
CinematographyMatthew Libatique
Editing byAndrew Weisblum
StudioDisruption Entertainment
New Regency Productions
Protozoa Pictures
Distributed byParamount Pictures (USA)
20th Century Fox (International)
Release date(s)
  • March 28, 2014 (2014-03-28)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$130 million

Noah is an upcoming 2014 religious epic film directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Aronofsky and John Logan. Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ray Winstone, the film is set to be released in theaters on March 28, 2014.

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Plot

Subject to divine visions foretelling the end of the world, Noah attempts to tell his people to cease their mistreatment of the earth in order to be saved. No one listens to his warnings, and Noah and his family are cast out to fend for themselves in the wilderness. Noah approaches a race of giant six-armed angels known as "Watchers" to rally them to his cause.[1]

Cast

Production

Development

Aronofsky first discussed Noah with The Guardian in April 2007, telling the paper that the figure of Noah had fascinated him since he was thirteen years old. Aronofsky explained that he saw Noah as "a dark, complicated character" who experiences "real survivor's guilt" after surviving the flood. Aronofsky was working on early drafts of the script for Noah around the time his first attempt to make The Fountain into a feature film fell through after Brad Pitt left the project.[15]

Ari Handel – Aronofsky's collaborator on The Fountain, The Wrestler and Black Swan – helped Aronofsky develop the script. Before they found financial backing for Noah, they collaborated with Canadian artist Niko Henrichon to adapt the script into a graphic novel. The first volume of the graphic novel was released in the French language by Belgian publisher Le Lombard in October 2011 under the title Noé: Pour la cruauté des hommes (Noah: For the Cruelty of Men).[16] After the creation of the graphic novel, Aronofsky struck a deal with Paramount and New Regency to produce a feature film of Noah with a budget of $130 million.[17][18] Screenwriter John Logan was called in to re-draft the script alongside Aronofsky.[19]

Aronofsky had previously offered the role of Noah to Christian Bale and Michael Fassbender, both of whom declined.[20]

Dakota Fanning was originally cast as the role of Ila, but departed due to a scheduling conflict.[21]

Julianne Moore was also considered for the role of Naameh.[21]

Liam Neeson, Liev Schreiber and Val Kilmer were also considered for the part of Tubal-cain, but Aronofsky reportedly wanted an actor "with the grit and size to be convincing as he goes head-to-head against Crowe's Noah character".[8]

Principal photography

Principal photography began in July 2012, in Dyrhólaey, Fossvogur, Reynisfjara and other locations in Southern Iceland.[22][23]

Filming also took place in New York. A set representing Noah's Ark was built at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Upper Brookville, New York.[24] In September 2012, while on break from a location on Long Island, Russell Crowe and a friend, who had been kayaking for several hours, were rescued by the Coast Guard near Cold Spring Harbor.[25]

Expected release

The film's release date has been set as March 28, 2014.[26]

References

  1. ^ Hall, Peter (July 10, 2012). "Just How Much of a Fantasy is Aronofsky's 'Noah'?". movies.com. http://www.movies.com/movie-news/aronofskys-noah-fantasy/8589. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ Ng, Philiana (April 22, 2012). "It's Official: Russell Crowe to Star in Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'". Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/russell-crowe-noah-darren-aronofsky-314892. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (June 18, 2012). "Jennifer Connelly Officially In Talks For Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'". indiewire.com. http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/jennifer-connelly-officially-in-talks-for-darren-aronofskys-noah-20120618. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ Chitwood, Adam (June 9, 2012). "Anthony Hopkins to Play Methuselah in Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH". collider.com. http://collider.com/anthony-hopkins-noah/178250/. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Fleming, Mike (June 4, 2012). "Douglas Booth And Logan Lerman Board Boat For ‘Noah’". deadline.com. http://www.deadline.com/2012/06/douglas-booth-and-logan-lerman-board-boat-for-noah/. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ Nepales, Ruben V (September 15, 2012). "Emma Watson shares updates on ‘Bling Ring,’ ‘Noah’ and ‘50 Shades’". Philippine Daily Inquirer. http://entertainment.inquirer.net/58454/emma-watson-shares-updates-on-bling-ring-noah-and-50-shades. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Jagernauth, Kevin (July 19, 2012). "Kevin Durand, Marton Csokas & Dakota Goyo Book Passage On Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'". indiewire.com. http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/kevin-durand-marton-csokas-dakota-goyo-book-passage-on-darren-aronofskys-noah-20120719. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Child, Ben (June 12, 2012). "Ray Winstone set to star opposite Russell Crowe in Noah's ark epic". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/jun/12/ray-winstone-russell-crowe-noahs-ark. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  9. ^ Truitt, Brian (August 10, 2012). "'Noah' director Aronofsky tweets up a storm". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/story/2012-08-09/noah-crowe-aronofsky/56922916/1. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  10. ^ The Deadline Team (July 18, 2012). "Marton Csokas Cast In ‘Rogue’, ‘Noah’". Deadline.com. http://www.deadline.com/2012/07/martin-csokas-cast-in-rogue-noah/. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  11. ^ Patten, Dominic (August 9, 2012). "Movie Casting Round-Up: ‘Noah’ Adds A Wife, ‘The Heat’ Adds A Villain". Deadline.com. http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/movie-casting-noah-the-heat-adam-ray-russell-crowe-sandra-bullock/. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  12. ^ Paramount Pictures (August 9, 2012). "Mark Margolis Joins Darren Aronofsky's Noah". comingsoon.net. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=93474. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Mark Margolis joins cast of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah". screendaily.com. August 9, 2012. http://www.screendaily.com/news/production/mark-margolis-joins-cast-of-darren-aronofskys-noah/5045250.article. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "Icelanders to Play Cain and Abel in Aronofsky’s Noah". Iceland Review. July 30, 2012. http://www.icelandreview.com/icelandreview/daily_news/Icelanders_to_Play_Cain_and_Abel_in_Aronofsky’s_Noah_0_392102.news.aspx. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  15. ^ Gilbey, Ryan (April 27, 2007). "Just say Noah". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2007/apr/27/1. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  16. ^ "HORS COLLECTION LE LOMBARD". Le Lombard. http://www.lelombard.com/albums-fiche-bd/noe/pour-cruaute-hommes,2095.html. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  17. ^ Fischer, Russ (October 20, 2011). "First Volume of Graphic Novel Version of Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ Available in Europe; See Pages and a Trailer". slashfilm.com. http://www.slashfilm.com/image-info-graphic-version-darren-aronofskys-noah/. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  18. ^ Sciretta, Peter (October 3, 2011). "Paramount and New Regency to Make Darren Aronofsky’s $150 Million Biblical Epic ‘Noah’". slashfilm.com. http://www.slashfilm.com/paramount-regency-darren-aronofskys-150-million-biblical-epic-noah/. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  19. ^ Douglas, Edward (November 21, 2011). "Exclusive: John Logan on Noah and Skyfall". comingsoon.net. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=84427. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  20. ^ Sneider, Jeff (November 30, 2011). "Christian Bale passes on 'Noah'; Fassbender in?". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118046806. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  21. ^ a b Sneider, Jeff (June 7, 2012). "Emma Watson called to 'Noah' role". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118055218. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  22. ^ Hnefill, Örlygur (August 6, 2012). "Russell Crowe and Emma Watson filming in Iceland". goiceland.is. http://www.goiceland.is/2012/08/russell-crowe-and-emma-watson-filming-in-iceland/. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ Begins Filming – Starring Russell Crowe, Ray Winstone & Emma Watson". flicksandbits.com. July 20, 2012. http://www.flicksandbits.com/2012/07/20/darren-aronofskys-noah-begins-filming-starring-russell-crowe-ray-winstone-emma-watson/28748/. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  24. ^ "First look at the set of ‘Noah’ in New York". On Location Vacations. July 20, 2012. http://www.onlocationvacations.com/2012/07/20/first-look-at-the-set-of-noah-in-new-york/. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Russell Crowe gets lost on kayaking trip". BBC News. 3 September 2012. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19462651. Retrieved 2012-09-03. "The coastguard officers lifted the pair and their kayaks into the boat and ferried them to Huntington Bay, 10 miles from where the pair had set out on their trip." 
  26. ^ Patten, Dominic (April 13, 2012). "Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ Has Release Date". deadline.com. http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/darren-aronofskys-%E2%80%98noah%E2%80%99-gets-march-28-2014-release-date/. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 

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