Darren Aronofsky is currently developing four part graphic novel series called Noah, which is a sci-fi adaptation of the biblical story of Noah's Ark. His goal is to hopefully get the story adapted into a feature film. In a recent interview with Movieweb Aronofsky talks about what inspired him to develop this story, and what he plans on doing with it.
The inspiration for Noah came from a 1976 Sunn Pictures documentary called In Search of Noah's Ark that he watched when he was kid, and he is a "huge fan." The director has been working on developing the story over the past six years and is going to try to get a studio on board to produce the film as soon as he's finished with directing The Wolverine.
Aronosfsky then explains that this story is not going to be the clean-cut story most of us grew up hearing. His vision takes things to a darker non-PG place.
(He was the) first environmentalist. (The) first person to plant vineyards, drink wine and get drunk. I was stunned going back and realizing how dirty some of those stories are. They're not PG in any way. They're all about sleeping with your brother's sister who gives you a child who you don't know. That kind of stuff got censored out of our religious upbringing.
So it sounds like he's also going to take a lot of stuff from the controversial religious apocrypha books. These are religious writings that were not included in the Bible, and most religions aren't big fans of these books because they're full of crazy far-out crazy shit that would make for several great movies, it's cool to see Aronofsky running with it.