The Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky has been talking about his new film Noah and how he has tried to make the biblical tale relevant for the modern day. Darren says that Noah is considered more of a children’s story in the West and he has tried to change the public’s perception of that.
Aronofsky was talking to The Playlist when he said, “I haven’t really started to talk about the film yet because I only finished filming two weeks ago, so I really don’t know yet what’s going on and what it’s about. In the Bible, the story is only a couple of pages, and the perception we have of it in the West is more as a children’s toy -- an old man with a long beard and animals two by two on the boat.”
He added, “There’s so much more to the story than that…there’s a lot of clues there about what the story means. So it was about trying to create a world where the story of Noah could be truthful and could take place, and make it something that could connect to a modern audience. There’s a lot of ideas in that story that actually are very, very relevant to what’s going on right now, so we tried to create a story that would ring true to people both that believe that it really happened and to those who think it’s a story.”
Darren Aronofsky’s Noah stars Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Logan Lerman and is set to be released on March 28, 2014 in both the US and the UK.