The first trailer has surfaced for Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, which stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, and Logan Lerman. The film is a big screen adaptation of the Noah’s Ark story, and is a passion project for Aronofsky which he finally got the backing to make following the success of Black Swan.
I’m sure there will be comparisons to Evan Almighty due to the CGI animals, but this looks like a completely serious and darker telling of the story. It’s Darren Aronofsky after all.
Watch the Noah movie trailer below:
Update: Here’s another international trailer which is quite different and has more footage:
Subject to divine visions foretelling the end of the world, Noah attempts to tell his people to cease their mistreatment of the Earth in order to be saved. No one listens to his warnings, and Noah and his family are cast out to fend for themselves in the wilderness.
Academy Award nominated screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator) wrote the script with Aronofsky, and a March 2014 release date has been set by Paramount.