He's tackled everything from paranoid mathematicians to washed up wrestlers to bonkers ballet dancers, but this time Darren Aronofsky is getting Biblical on our asses.
"Since I was a kid, I have been moved and inspired by the story of Noah and his family's journey," the
“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.”
has been a long-time passion project for Aronofsky, who was inspired to write a poem called
The End Of The World Through Noah’s Eyes
when he was 13 and won a competition at his school.
"Noah was the first person to plant vineyards and drink wine and get drunk. It's there in the Bible - it was one of the first things he did when he reached land. There was some real survivor's guilt going on there. He's a dark, complicated character," the director said back in 2007.
reported back in June this film was being touted as a “big fantasy epic", so it's no surprise to see
writer Ari Handel on board.
Aronofsky and Handel will hand their script for
over to Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan (
) for a rewrite.
Scott Franklin and Aronofsky will then produce the movie. Outside of the fact that Paramount Pictures and New Regency Productions have joined forces for this production, that's all we know right now.
Pretty sure there'll be an ark in it though!