‘Noah’ International Trailer: And So The Flood Begins

Published 1 year ago by , Updated December 1st, 2013 at 3:13 pm,

Darren Aronofsky’s Noah began making waves (pun!) from the moment the filmmaker announced his intention to see the project through to the end. However, this version of the Noah’s Ark story isn’t so much a purist adaptation of the tale as presented in the Bible (or even other ancient flood myths), but a cinematic treatment of the graphic novel that Aronofsky co-wrote with Ari Handel – his collaborator on The Fountain comic book (and subsequent movie adaptation) – based on Aronofsky’s older script draft.

Noah takes place in a brutal and savage world, one where the surviving remnants of the human race are constantly at war and much of the land has been devastated. Indeed, it’s not altogether clear when the film takes place, as costar Emma Watson (Harry Potter) has even argued in the past that (with regard to Aronofsky’s cinematic vision of a post-apocalyptic world) “It could be set in any time. It could be set sort of like a thousand years in the future or a thousand years in the past… You shouldn’t be able to place it too much.”

The U.S. trailer for Noah offers a glimpse at that world right before God unleashes a devastating flood as a means of tidying up (in the most extreme meaning of the phrase), as does a newly-unveiled international preview of the movie. Arguably, the latest promo is an improvement on its predecessors, in part because the shorter running time allows it to condense the most evocative imagery from the film, especially in the beginning where we get pounded with striking visuals in that erratic style that editor Andrew Weisblum used to great effect on Black Swan.

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Aronofsky’s film has (no surprise) already rubbed test audiences from different religious backgrounds the wrong way, not least of all because Noah (played by Russell Crowe) is portrayed as being a real man of the earth (read: a nature-loving hippie), living in a time where fantastical beasts roam the Earth and human barbarians conquer everything they can get their hands on. We shall have to wait and see if the actual movie proves to be worthy of all the attention that it’s gotten, but at the least Noah seems to be genuinely deserving of the term “epic.”

Rounding out the Noah┬ácast are Jennifer Connelly (Winter’s Tale), Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World), Douglas Booth (Romeo and Juliet), Dakota Goyo (Real Steel) and Ray Winstone (Snow White and the Huntsman).


Noah opens in U.S. theaters on March 28th, 2014.

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  1. It looks epic and potentially one of the biggest movies of 2014.

  2. I’m completely %100 on board, this looks fantastic! Inserts sword into Earth, rolling wave of inferno. I said,”Oh Sh**!”

  3. I’ll give this a watch…could be good. Looks like Noah better call a plumber, awful lotta water out there! I remember seeing a sign on a plumbing truck once, speaking of which, that said, “A-1 Plumbers: the best place to take a leak!” (smiles demurely).
    The guy screaming part way through the clip looks like Michael Jackson. Could he have lost his glove in the flood?

  4. Seems to be a lot of biblical tales coming soon.

    Son of God
    Christ the Lord: Out of Eygpt

  5. This seems to be more action than Drama, hopefully im wrong

  6. im gonna start handing out fines for the word epic!

    • That would be… Wait for it…. Wait for it…. EPIC of you!

      • license and registration please!

  7. When Sir Anthony Hopkins speak, I think its Odin :)

  8. I’m there.

  9. Revisionist history? No thanks. The real story is better.

    • You were there?

      How do you know what the real story is?

      • Indeed!!

        Anyway, it definitely looks worth a watch. I’m a fan of all the principles, so I’ll be checking this out.

    • While I agree that the story will be changed, sometimes that’s a good thing. Prime example would be Ten Commandments; if they made Ten Commandments like the biblical story, it probably would have been boring. Of course, TTC kept the overall message and tone, and we’ll have to see if Noah does the same; my guess would be it won’t.

  10. I’ll give it a chance but I really lost confidence in Hollywood ever doing the scriptures justice after that “The Bible” miniseries.

  11. The Nativity Story was only 50% correct, also, if you want to give percentages. I would rather have a dramatized Old Testament story than a New Testament story with errors that weren’t intended as dramatization. There is no reason for the Christian church to have error in movies.

  12. I love it when you people refer to Christians as some unified whole. So tell me why all the hate between denominations if there really is one “Christian Church”? I mean, I don’t think American Baptists and Southern Baptists really are on the same page, let alone Adventists, Methodists, Presbyterians, and none of you really dig the Unitarians.

    If it’s history show me the archaeological evidence for the forty years of wandering in the desert. Oh wait, that’s right, one of the tribes was tasked with cleaning up all the traces, my bad.