Friday, February 18, 2011

Aronofsky's Noah, Not PG-13

 First I'd like to give a hat tip across the pond to Matt Page of Bible Films Blog for all of the incredible work he does on his blog; I highly recommend his page for any and all Bible film news. I've been following Darren Aronofsky's Noah Project for quite some time and it finally seems he's getting around to making it. He's working on a 4 part graphic novel sci-fi adaptation entitled Noah which he would like to adapt to film once he secures a studio (he's currently working on The Wolverine). You can read the full story here and here.

So what is Darren Aronofsky's Noah like? If you're familiar with his previous work Darren does not shy away from troubled protagonists. No, this Noah will not be the Noah we've grown up with in Sunday school, this troubled Noah turns to the bottle (err...the vine) to help him deal with his survivor's guilt. And how can you blame him, his entire world was taken out by a massive flood and all that's left of the human race is him and his family. Of course if and when this film releases there will be protests, boycotts, and counter-films for displaying Noah as more human than Evangelicals remember him in Sunday School. Hopefully this would inspire the faithful to actually read the book they consider divinely-inspired.


Sammy said...

But what is so great is that all those protests and boycotts will generate a ton of free publicity for "Noah". Many more people will go and see the film just because of the controversy. The evangelical's objections will make the film more popular and profitable than if they had just kept their mouths shut. I absolutely love such irony.

Eruesso said...

I know, isn't it great! I just hope it inspires people to talk, question, and reflect. (I just want to see the film because I'm a HUGE Aronofsky fan.)


Chris Ledgerwood said...

I'll go see it!

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