Paramount Sets Release Date for Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated April 14th, 2012 at 2:59 pm,

darren aronofsky noah Paramount Sets Release Date for Darren Aronofskys Noah

Darren Aronofsky’s long awaited and gestating biblical epic film Noah finally has a release date. The film, which sees Russell Crowe play as the titular character is now scheduled for March 28th, 2014.

The Playlist was the first to report on the news of the release date. Paramount and New Regency are working in conjunction on the adaptation of Aronofsky’s take on the Biblical character – and it has been widely reported that the fimmaker has been developing the film since he was 13-years-old. According to the trade the film is being produced on a $150 million budget.

Here is what Aronofsky had to say about the project:

“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.”

If Aronofsky’s other films are an indication of what Noah‘s rating could possibly be, then we could be seeing a rather intense movie – and one that is not fit for younger audiences.

In an earlier report, Aronofsky described his Noah character as “a man who loves Earth and all of its animal inhabitants but has become disillusioned with the way humans have treated their planet.” This coincides with Aronofsky’s earlier description of Noah’s “passion and perseverance”.

Its been rumored that Liam Neeson was in talks to join the cast of Noah as a villain, but there’s no mention of him or his character in The Playlist’s report. Filming is excepted to begin in July, which is more then enough time to craft the biblical epic before its release. It will need all the time it can have – given that the film will have a flood of biblical proportions.

There are no other titles that share the same release date as Noah, but films like Disney’s live-action adaption of Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie, D.J. Caruso’s sci-fi pic Invertigo, and DreamWorks Animation’s Peabody and Mr. Sherman are all scheduled to open in March of 2014.

Noah is scheduled for release on March 28, 2014.

Source: The Playlist

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  1. Oh dear, so Noah is being transformed into an environmentalist?

    • No kidding. How much damage could mankind possibly do to the environment before industrialization?



      • Maybe its going to be a sci-fi twist, and industrialization has already been established, only for all traces to be wiped away by the flood? Either that or the director has never read Genesis.

    • It is a movie about saving animals, how are people not going to put their political standpoint on it?

  2. This sounds like it’ll be just as bad as that made for tv special from several years ago…where God decided to go on vacation. Sounds like this new version is replacing God this time with the liberal agenda. Gotta squeeze in garbage about global warming somehow.

  3. So….what exactly is gonna make this R rated? Interest piqued.

    • Well considering that the original story, the world is covered with some of the most sinful people in the history of mankind, (rapists, murderers, liars, the whole lot) and they are all destroyed by a massive world wide flood. It would be easy to assume that the graphic nature of the people in the story and the flood itself (bodies in the water, all life on the planet being destroyed, etc.) It could very easily obtain an R rating.

      • Not to mention all of the animal husbandry that will be required to get the animal population back.

        • Not really. He took 7 pair of each clean animal and 2 of each unclean. Unclean animals tend to have more offspring.

      • Good point, didn’t think about it that way before.

  4. I was psyched about this til russell crowe. now… pfft who cares

  5. My birthday!

  6. A Peabody and Mr Sherman movie…NICE!

  7. Aronofsky’s quote about being disillusioned with the way humans treated the planet, in the context of the story and times, makes absolutely zero sense.

    Either the quote was fabricated and passed along, or he’s nuts.

    I think something’s been taken out of context somewhere – at least I hope so.

  8. Am I the only person who thought of THOR and John Carter of Mars when they looked at the artwork above?

  9. Hoy, really? An environmentalist message? Just making a frikkin-entertaining movie, H-wood, stop the lecturing.

    • Aronofsky isn’t Hollywood, any more than he is “the liberal agenda” or any more than stuff about global warming is squeezed into every film that gets made. The reactions to this tack on the story, while it is admittedly a bit baffling, are in my opinion much more aggressively political and flimsy.

  10. i have been waiting for a biblical movie as epic and well done as The Prince of Egypt. I’ll probably still be waiting when this comes out

    • “Prince of Egypt” is one of my all-time favorite movies. Very well done…even as an animated film.

  11. I don’t “Noah” about this one…is it being done as some sci-fi thing, or is it being done as the original Biblical flick?

  12. Aside from the prince of Egypt and the narnia series most (current) Bible based movies miss the boat. Even the passion of Christ was barren of any biblical depth aside from Jesus being tortured unmercifully. Not that that wasn’t important but its such a small slice of the story…& often we see important aspects left out so as not to offend certain groups in society….not holding my.breathe for this one.

  13. Funny…I hope aranofoskys qoute doesn’t mean what I think it does….the movie should be more about his relationship with God and the process of building the ark etc. Not the environment…the story of Noah’s ark had little to do with the planet & a lot to do with the behavior of the people inhabiting the planet.

  14. If he is going by the biblical story, then I can see why it’s so expensive, and rated-R. According to the story, there were men born that were part angelic (if you believe sons of God mean angels) and were powerful. These men were suppose to have been giants (probably 8 or 9 feet) and extremely strong. This environmentalist stuff doesn’t make much since to me because it was a story of faith, where Noah was the only man that was righteous and had faith in God. Did Aronofsky believe Noah was a vegetarian? What does it mean by clean and unclean animals? And why so many clean animals? Isn’t it possible clean means animals you can eat? I hope he doesn’t lose the actual meaning of the story to try and push a political agenda.

  15. This sounds stupid…how in the world do you take a biblical story and…you know what, screw it. Nevermind…and count mee out…