New Noah interviews, plus an update on the soundtrack

There are now less than ten weeks to go before Darren Aronofsky’s Noah comes to a theatre near you. And to mark the occasion, Hollywood Jesus posted an item with quotes from what seem to be new interviews with Aronofsky himself as well as co-writer Ari Handel and producers Mary Parent and Cale Boyter.

In the first quote, Handel plays the “accuracy” card, and says that he and Aronofsky consulted experts while “tweaking” and developing the script:
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A few brief thoughts on the screenplay for Noah

In all the years that I’ve been writing about film, I have read only a few screenplays before seeing the films in question. Last week I added Darren Aronofsky’s Noah to that very short list.

The script I read is credited to Aronofsky and Ari Handel and seems to be identical to the one that has already been reviewed by Christian screenwriter Brian Godawa and Hitfix columnist Drew McWeeny. However, I don’t want to say too much about it here, because it seems we’ve all read an earlier draft than the one that was used to make the actual film.

For one thing, when Paramount announced two years ago that it was going to produce the film, they also announced that John Logan had been hired to rewrite the script — yet his name appears nowhere on the undated screenplay that I read. For another, there have been reports for almost a year now that Ray Winstone will be playing a “nemesis” of Noah’s named Tubal-Cain — and yet there is no character by that name in the screenplay that I read.

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