Aronofsky / Henrichon : Noé
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Just ran across an article from The Film Stage (hat tip to ReelTalker) which announces that the next project of Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain, Black Swan) will be a graphic novel and film about the biblical Noah. The above video contains art associated with the project. Apparantly, knowledge of Aronofsky's project has been around for quite awhile. Anyway, the article quotes Aronofsky's interesting take on Noah as "a dark, complicated character" with a healthy dose of "survivor's guilt." He goes on to describe the story:
...It’s the end of the world and it’s the second most famous ship after the Titanic. So I’m not sure why any studio won’t want to make it…The idea has me intrigued. I've long felt we've softened Noah's story, probably the result of so often relating to it as a children's story; as a consequence, we fail to confront the darker aspects of the story. It'll be interesting to see what Aronofsky does with that.
I think it’s really timely because it’s about environmental apocalypse which is the biggest theme, for me, right now for what’s going on on this planet. So I think it’s got these big, big themes that connect with us. Noah was the first environmentalist. He’s a really interesting character. Hopefully they’ll let me make it.
You can read more about the project at Bible Films Blog, where Matt Page keeps a running section on films projects about Noah.