The above featurette about the making of the ark for the upcoming movie Noah has gotten me much more excited about the movie than I was before. It is not the first adaptation of the flood story to take creative license. That is, in actual fact, what the Bible’s flood story did with earlier versions. And it is what the Book of Jubilees and 1 Enoch (among others) do with the Bible’s story.
Anyone who is shocked at the notion of reworking this story needs to learn more about the Biblical story’s prehistory and subsequent history of interpretation.
Are you looking forward to the new Noah movie? Did the video in this post get you looking forward to it more?