Darren Aronofsky's NOAH Gets A Release Date

With Russell Crowe set to star, Paramount Pictures has set an early 2014 release date for Aronofsky's Biblical epic Noah. Find out when the film hits theaters after the jump.

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By Paul Romano - 4/13/2012


Last we heard about Darren Aronofsky's upcoming epic Noah (based on the classic Biblical story of Noah's ark and also on a graphic novel), Russell Crowe (Gladiator, Man Of Steel) was confirmed to star in the title role. Now, Paramount Pictures and New Regency has set a March 28th, 2014 release date for the film, which begins production in July.



Liam Neeson was supposedly being looked at for another larger role shortly before Crowe began negotiations, possibly for a villainous role. There's currently no word on whether or not he will be involved with the movie though. Aronofsky and Ari Handel worked on the script, with John Logan re-writing. Stay tuned to CBM for more news for Noah in the near future.










Source: Box Office Mojo
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Bar20 - 4/13/2012, 1:28 PM
SOUNDS COOL
AlexDeLarge87 - 4/13/2012, 1:28 PM
If its going to look anything like the graphic novel im hundred percent sure its going to be awesome as hell. :)

CaptainAmerica31 - 4/13/2012, 1:38 PM
sounds interesting.. unfamiliar with the books then again i dont really read comic books lol just. i just love the movies and do reaserch on the characters( excluding spiderman)
Moriarty117 - 4/13/2012, 1:57 PM
The week before Captain America 2, huh? Interesting choice.
marvel72 - 4/13/2012, 2:02 PM
i'm not religous so stories of the bible don't intrest me,but saying that i'm huge fan of aronofsky & graphic novels so i'll definetly watch it.
MassExecutions - 4/13/2012, 2:23 PM
gusto
Odin - 4/13/2012, 3:06 PM
emm... this site is called comicbookmovies.com, not biblemovies.com
Ranger14 - 4/13/2012, 3:10 PM
^^^ The film is based on a graphic novel, which falls under the comic book category.

Not too excited about this. Russell Crowe is one of those actors that just doesn't appeal to me and I tend to avoid his films more than watch them. There are a few exceptions but as of late I have grown tired of him.
headlopper - 4/13/2012, 4:48 PM
@AlexDeLarge87 - Do you think Aronofski will base this on the Bible or the comic book?
nowtheresaBATman - 4/13/2012, 4:50 PM
Satan will cameo on a jet-ski
headlopper - 4/13/2012, 5:02 PM
Whooo! THAT is funny!^^^

AlexDeLarge87 - 4/13/2012, 5:04 PM
headlopper@ Im thinking he is gonna base it on both.
AlexDeLarge87 - 4/13/2012, 5:49 PM
^ Good point ;)
PaulRom - 4/13/2012, 6:39 PM
The article says that the movie is based on a graphic novel, so that's why it's on the site. And I think it'll be inspired more by the novel than the Biblical account.

I'm personally very excited for this one. I'm always in for a good Biblical epic; take a timeless story, have a great director like Aronofsky and a great lead actor like Crowe, and we have a potential winner. One of my most anticipated for 2014, that's for sure.
superbatspiderman - 4/13/2012, 7:09 PM
They better not screw up a classic Bible story like Noah. I am a little iffy about Russell Crowe as Noah he just doesn't seem right for the role because he is usually thought of as a bad boy type when Noah was a righteous man.
headlopper - 4/13/2012, 8:28 PM
@SuspenseSmith - Not necessarily.

The media is famous for adding,substituting and deleting things from the Bible when making something based on it.

I asked @AlexDeLarge87 because I really think the Biblical Noah should be off-limits, but if the movie's based on some 'Noah -like story' that the comic- which I didn't even know existed- is based on, then O.K.

There are some things in the Bible that should not be touched by any form of media entertainment. Some things are just too sacred.

As for auxiliary sources other than the Bible regarding Noah's life, I wouldn't consider them veritable, so be careful your not being deceived.

Think about it: how could anyone know what happened that long ago? The Bible is the only reliable source regarding Noah.

SmellofDuty - 4/13/2012, 8:52 PM
Extreme epic. Probably more than any other event in all the Bible. Personally my favorite, but I am quite biased, because we share the same name.
headlopper - 4/13/2012, 9:35 PM
Thanx for your response. I had no idea you practiced Mormonism. How would I?
But your intuition is correct: I simply believe the Bible is the Word of God regardless the fallibility of humans.

Think on this: God is All-Powerful. Yes? Okay.
Then isn't He capable of preserving the integrity of the meaning of His Word throughout the millenia despite the propensity of humans.

If that was His will, He surely could. I don't think God allowed His Word to be profaned by error or self-appointed "editor's"- i.e. scribes,translators and religious leadership over the centuries, simply because it is too precious to Him.

I believe by His grace He protected the scripture so that it's meaning could be available to all generations equally.

What do you think?
Moriarty117 - 4/13/2012, 11:09 PM
@SuspenseSmith A fellow Mormon! Rock on, brother.

I'll take a suck at Headlopper's question if that's ok considering our similar background.

The Bible has been translated several times from the original Hebrew, to Greek, Latin and so forth. God is perfectly capable of preserving his text perfectly. But even today there are different versions of the Bible (KJV, NIV, etc.) that literally say different things. Not necessarily due to intentional tampering bit genuine attempts to modernize the phraseology and whatnot. So which one is correct? Which one is God's word exactly?

One of the most critical aspects of the Bible is personal interpretation. Two different sects, two different people look at the same passage of scripture and see different things. This is one of the best things about scripture because new things are "revealed", as it were, each time you read. But which meaning did God intend? Did He mean both? What if they are contradictory?

I think God allows us to make mistakes. If someone decides to do something profane "in the name of God" He doesn't stop it necessarily. He allows people the agency to do as they will. If you look at life as a test of worthiness, this makes sense. The Bible, true or not, translated correctly or not, is a tool. And like fire or a firearm, all tools can be used for the intents of the wielder.

Love this debate, thanks for letting me share my opion, Headlopper. I hope this satisfies your inquiry.

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