Watch: The first full trailers for the new Of Kings & Prophets

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It’s been a bumpy road for Bible-themed TV shows lately.

The New Testament-themed A.D. The Bible Continues was cancelled after just one season last year, thanks to its falling ratings, and the Old Testament-themed Of Kings & Prophets had to scrap its original pilot episode and start over from scratch.

But now that second pilot is upon us, and the ABC network has released a new trailer in advance of the series’ premiere. In it, we find the young shepherd David caught between a jealous king, a predatory queen and a prophet of uncertain motives — and we get a taste of his looming confrontation with a certain Philistine giant.

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Noah props and costumes to be auctioned off next week!

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Want to own a piece of Bible-movie history? On Monday, Paramount Pictures will be auctioning off over 300 costumes and props — including, apparently, the artificial animals — from Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. Click here for the details.

Darren Aronofsky’s next film will star Jennifer Lawrence

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We’re fans of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah here at FilmChat, and indeed we’ve been fans of Aronofsky going all the way back to his first feature film π. (Click here to read the phone interview I did with him in 1998. I interviewed him again in 2014.)

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Darren Aronofsky on Noah and the environment in Paris

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Darren Aronofsky is in Paris right now, taking part in a massive art project for the climate talks there, and the New York Times posted a short blurb yesterday in which he referred to the environmental themes of his most recent movie, Noah:
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Adam in Eden, and his glowing spiritual loincloth

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A friend just alerted me to the existence of Genesis, a 3D movie full of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals that is apparently being produced by Ken Ham and other young-earth creationists. (The film has a website and a Facebook page.)

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A new, “accurate” Noah movie will apparently consist almost entirely of scenes that aren’t in the Bible

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We’ve seen the big-budget, secular-Hollywood version of the Noah story. Now comes the low-budget, independent-Christian version. South African filmmakers Frans Cronje and David Ferreira have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for an “historically accurate, biblically authentic” movie called Flood of Faith.

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