Leaked trailer for Aronofsky's 'Noah' slips online
Starring Russell Crowe, the movie loosely follows the events as detailed in the Book of Genesis.
Wed, Oct 23 2013 at 3:06 PM
Now granted, the quality of this leak is pretty awful, shaky cam and all, but it gives a good sense of the drama Aronofsky is aiming for. From the beginning, the 44-year-old director was adamant that he wasn't setting out to create an overly religious film.
“I don’t think it’s a very religious story," he told Variety in 2012
. "I think it’s a great fable that’s part of so many different religions and spiritual practices. I just think it’s a great story that’s never been on film. I want to make a big event film, and I think it can be that.”
Clocking in at a longer-than-usual time of over three minutes, the trailer - which bizarrely states the story of Noah's Ark as "the most remarkable event in our history” - shows Russell Crowe having visions, battling back armed villagers, building his massive boat, and enduring an awesome flood of CGI water over the earth. We even catch a glimpse of the animals brought on to the ark - a shot that ended up being the most complicated SFX
in the history of Industrial Light and Magic
“We had to create an entire animal kingdom,” Aronofsky said
. “All the animals in the movie are slightly tweaked; I didn’t want the clichéd polar bear, elephant, and lion walking onto the Ark; I didn’t want the shot of a giraffe’s head looking over the rail. I wanted to respect the storyline and think what would have been involved if it all really happened.”
You can check out the leaked trailer - which Paramount Pictures is apparently working hard to remove online - here
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