First Look: Aronofsky Builds his Ark for ‘Noah’

Aronofsky is clearly building an epic ark for an epic Bible movie, posting on Twitter a picture of a gigantic construction site. It’s the place where he’s piecing together his ark for his story about the Biblical Noah’s flood.

He Tweeted this photo with the message: “I dreamt about this since I was 13. And now it’s a reality. Genesis 6:14 ‪#noah

Genesis 6:14 says: So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.

Noah stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and Anthony Hopkins. It is due to open March of 2014 and is currently in production.

For more on the movie:

Is the cast too white?

Anthony Hopkins cast as Methuselah

Is Hollywood getting Friendly with Faith?

 

Update: We don’t want to toot our own horn – well, yes, maybe we do. We beat the big players, Deadline Hollywood,  The Hollywood Reporter, and just about everybody else but Aronofsky himself to bring you the first picture of the ark under construction. And we plan to keep doing it. Patheos is on top of movie news, especially when it has a religious hook.

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  • regular joe

    Well, looked at the trackback and saw your ‘too white’ post and its comments are closed, so here I go on an almost totally unrelated post. If I could sum up your point, you believe that the casting should have tried to fullfil the extra biblical traditions of racial origins in the children of Noah (extra biblical as in: show me the quote that says Ham had wooly hair and dark brown skin…this is a renaissance interpretation dating to long after that story was written down). You say the story is either literally true (in its extra biblical traditional racial interpretation), and so should have a black, an araby, sephardic jewy looking kid, and a honky but no asian, or is a fantasy and still should be honored. Well, no matter what people can ‘imagine’ or what phenotypic diversity one might see in a south seas family, this is not possible without miraculous intervention, no one couple could have 3 children of differant races who would ‘breed true’ to found those races (oh, and they’d need miraculously created racially matched spouses to start their races).
    If the Story is treated as Myth, then why add in this odd racial aspect not inherant to the story but based on a traditional reading into it, and a racial aspect unfamiliar to many viewers, forced onto it? Even small children understand that children look like their parents, so why add on another odd and distracting detail to the many in the Myth? And if the family must look plausibly co-ethnic to not be jarring, why not honkies? If the story is Myth, which is certainly is, then there is no possibility of a racially authentic Noah family. And, as a side note, all the phenotypic diverstiy of Man arose in about 40,000 years, so if we fudge Noah’s timeline a tad, and why not, a monoracial first family ‘works’ fine to found all the races of man.

    Can we please get past all this mindless PC bean counting diversity blather for once?


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