Update on Darren Aronofsky's NOAH Epic

There has not been much word lately on Darren Aronofsky's upcoming Noah epic, until now. The Playlist reports (via Jeffrey Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere) that the film will have a big villain, will begin shooting this summer, and that they're eyeing a Fall 2013 release date.

Wells recently spoke with cinematographer Matthew Libatique (a regular Aronofsky collaborator). Wells reported, "They're going to start shooting in July in New York and Iceland and he says it's really a good script. They're really doing the story of Noah, a very unlikely subject you might think for a cutting edge fellow like Darren Aronofsky, but that's what they're doing. It's going to be more likely a Fall 2013 release." 

The conversation also covered the idea of a villain in the film:

That's the hangup right now, they haven't cast Noah yet. But it's got a guy in his 40s so it's not going to be young. It's going to be 40s. And there's a big villain part, gotta have a villain in the story of Noah," Wells added. "Someone who's saying 'Listen, don't listen to him. We're fine! We don't need to build any ark. Don't be so alarmist! Don't be so fundamentalist.' You know? One of those guys. So it sounded like a lot of fun, actually.

It will be interesting to see who takes on the lead for this film. This will be one of Aronofsky's biggest films to date, and I am interested in seeing where he goes with it visually. What are your thoughts? Are you looking forward to this film?

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