This time it was Darren Aronofsky and not Noah who built the ark.
Vulture has snapped the first image of the still under construction ark from the upcoming biblical epic “Noah,” and it looks fantastic. Aronofsky is apparently hard at work building the massive set in Long Island, and it certainly does seem large enough to fit two of every animal in the world. At least Aronofsky felt the need to built the ship in person instead of relying on CGI like other directors might have done.
“To see it in person, and know there’s no CGI involved, was incredible,” New York photographer Dan Wagner said. “There’s no way Noah and his sons could have built such an enormous structure themselves. That would have taken 500 years.”
Aronofsky’s “Noah” is “a close adaptation of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark. In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood.” The screenplay was written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel, and later revised by “Gladiator” screenwriter John Logan.
The flick stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Douglas Booth and Logan Lerman. “Noah” is due in theaters on March 18, 2014 and is currently filming in Iceland.