Something of a pet project for Aronofsky – though all of his writing and directorial efforts are, to be fair – in October he said, “Since I was a kid, I have been moved and inspired by the story of Noah and his family’s journey. The imaginations of countless generations have sparked to this epic story of faith. It’s my hope that I can present a window into Noah’s passion and perseverance for the silver screen.”
It seems fairly safe to assume that this is not going to take the tone of Evan Almighty. With Aronofsky and John Logan (Gladiator) at the writing helm, Russell Crowe as Noah, and unconfirmed rumours of Jennifer Connelly coming on board as Noah’s wife (and we all know the horrible fate of Connelly’s character in her last collaboration with Aronofsky, Requiem for a Dream) there will doubtless be choppy waters (like, um, the whole of humanity being drowned) before we reach the rainbow at the end.