Needless to say, there isn’t a whole lot of new footage in the 35-second Super Bowl spot for Noah that Paramount released online tonight, four days before it will air on TV. But the ad does give us a few new images and a few new bits of dialogue, as well. Check ’em out below the jump.
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.
Fifteen days after Paramount released its first domestic and international trailers for Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, the studio has released yet another international trailer for the film — and while it’s mostly a condensed version of the earlier trailers (it runs 86 seconds compared to the 139 seconds of the earlier trailers), it does have a few new shots and other bits of footage. Check it out below the jump.
It can be fascinating to see how the same movie is marketed to different audiences. Is Noah a family man of prayer, as the trailers that have played at various church conferences suggest? Or is he an action hero who wields weapons in self-defense, as the just-released international trailer suggests? Well, in Darren Aronofsky’s hands, he appears to be both — and that’s just one of several fascinating ways in which the trailers for Noah are sending different signals to their various markets.
What follows is a shot-by-shot analysis of the two trailers that were released today, focusing primarily on the North American trailer, but continuing with some screen-caps from the international trailer and a note about the elements in the church-conference trailers that were not included in these new trailers.
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.
Finally, new images from Darren Aronofsky’s Noah!
We’ve seen a few behind-the-scenes shots already — images of the Ark and pictures of the crew tweeted by the director and his cinematographer, plus any number of unofficial shots of actors wandering around in costume — but until now, there has been almost nothing in the way of images released by the studio. Indeed, I can think of only one: a photo of Russell Crowe in character that was released ten months ago.
But now, with the big-budgeted movie’s release only nine months away — it’s due to come out March 28 next year — Paramount Pictures is finally beginning to roll out some more publicity materials, starting with some footage that was shown at CineEurope in Barcelona yesterday.