Noah: new posters for the home video release make creative use of quotes and images from the film

NOAH.posterTwo weeks after the Blu-Ray release of Noah, and four weeks after its digital release online, the studio that made the film continues to release new images promoting it — and some of them are quite striking.

The thing that distinguishes these images from nearly all of the pictures and posters that have been released so far is that they are not based on photos from the film or its set. Instead of showing Russell Crowe or Emma Watson in character, surrounded perhaps by computer-generated rain and waves, these images are pure illustrations, and even a bit abstract, in a way that might not have felt out of place in the art show commissioned by director Darren Aronofsky.

A publicist working for the studio sent three images directly to Patheos, including the poster that you can see above. The studio has also released a couple other images via the film’s Twitter feed. You can check them all out below the jump.

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First The Leftovers, now The Remaining: will audiences be tired of the Rapture by the time Left Behind comes out?

Rapture, Rapture everywhere! With The Leftovers almost finished its first season on HBO, it turns out we may have another Rapture story to tide us over until the Left Behind reboot comes out October 3. A couple of trailers for a movie called The Remaining, which opens September 5, have popped up on my radar, and you can see the newer, longer one at the top of this post.

The Remaining is produced by Affirm Films, the same “faith-based” branch of Sony Pictures that had a hand in Heaven Is for Real and Moms’ Night Out. The only actor I recognize is Alexa Vega, who starred in all four Spy Kids films as well as the later Robert Rodriguez films Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame to Kill for.

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Exodus: Gods and Kings: a few new details about the film and its soundtrack, courtesy of Première magazine

albertoiglesias-aWith Exodus: Gods and Kings due to come out in four months (and three days), it’s time for the filmmakers to put the final pieces together — and one of those pieces is the music. The French movie mag Première got to visit a recording session, where the Spanish composer Alberto Iglesias was overseeing his score for the film, and along the way the magazine reveals a few details about the film itself.

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Noah video round-up: a deleted clip, some new soundbites, and a “weather readiness” promo

vlcsnap-2014-08-08-10h01m27s29And the videos keep on coming!

Three weeks ago, five excerpts from the bonus features for Noah were released online, to coincide with the film’s release to Digital HD. The Blu-Ray itself came out last week, and with it, a few new videos.

Check ’em all out below the jump.

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Noah interview round-up: the visual-effects artists

vlcsnap-2014-08-07-21h30m54s105Noah has been out on Blu-Ray for over a week now, and new interviews with the filmmakers are popping up here and there. The Chicago Sun-Times has a new interview with Ben Snow, who oversaw the visual effects on the film, so I figured I might as well create an “interview round-up” for the visual-effects artists similar to the round-ups I’ve already created for director Darren Aronofsky, co-writer Ari Handel (updated today!) and cinematographer Matthew Libatique.

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National Geographic’s Killing Jesus now has a director

killingjesusVarious sites, including Deadline and Variety, are reporting that veteran TV director Christopher Menaul has been tapped to oversee the upcoming adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Jesus for the National Geographic Channel. Ridley Scott is one of several producers attached to the project.

Menaul has worked almost exclusively in television, so I am unfamiliar with his work — though I do recall attending a press screening of Feast of July back in the mid-’90s. In any case, he does not seem to have worked in the Bible-movie genre before.

In March, the adaptation, written by Law & Order veteran Walon Green, was described as a four-hour miniseries. Now they’re calling it a “three-hour telepic”. Does that mean the whole thing will air on a single night?

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