Video: How They Made an Ark From Biblical Specifications in ‘Noah’

How do you make a ship to save animals in a massive flood? The Bible has specific instructions, which Darren Aronofsky followed in making his ark for Noah. Take a look:


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.

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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.