You think you know the story of Noah and his ark, but judging from the trailer below Noah isn’t the Sunday School tale you think you know; the latest Biblical Hollywood blockbuster, depicting the man who survived a flood the likes of which have never been seen before or since, is a version of Noah’s Ark you’ve probably never seen, and it’s coming to UK cinemas very, very, soon.
Written and directed by The Wrestler’s Academy Award nominated Darren Aronofsky (with co-writing credits going to Ari Handel; who worked with Aronofsky on The Fountain), Noah stars Russell Crowe (Robin Hood) as the titular ark builder, and will not only focus on Noah receiving his divine message from God, and choosing to build the boat that would eventually save all of the animals (and the few humans) God deemed worthy, but the effect undertaking such a mammoth task would have on Noah’s family, and his own psyche.
Outside influences also appear to play a large role in the movie; because aside from getting a message from God, and having a touch of divine intervention helping with the ark building itself, Noah’s ark becomes a focal point for the townsfolk, and even appears to come under attack from the locals; led by an Old Testament Ray Winstone (The Sweeney).
With an all-star cast that includes Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind), Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World), Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Logan Lerman (3:10 to Yuma), Nick Nolte (Warrior), and Kevin Durand (Real Steel), Noah will begin flooding into UK cinemas when its makes its official release date on April 4th, following a March 28th release in the US.
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