The 1st full length trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming Paramount Picture “Noah” has been made public today, November 14th. It will be opening in theatres on March 28, 2014 and stars A-class actors like Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins and Logan Lerman. You can watch the trailer below.
Subject to divine visions foretelling the end of the world, Noah attempts to tell his people to cease their mistreatment of the Earth in order to be saved. No one listens to his warnings, and Noah and his family are cast out to fend for themselves in the wilderness. Noah approaches a race of giant six-armed angels known as the “Watchers” to rally them to his cause.
Will the Movie Accurately Reflect the Biblical Story?
According to Wikipedia, when Christian screenwriter Brian Godawa acquired a copy of the script in October 2012, he posted an evaluation on his website with the title “Darren Aronofsky’s Noah: Environmentalist Wacko,” predicting that the film
“will be rejected by millions of devoted Bible readers worldwide because once again it subverts their own sacred narrative with a political agenda of pagan earth religion that is offensive to their Faith.”
Producer Scott Franklin told Entertainment Weekly,
“Noah is a very short section of the Bible with a lot of gaps, so we definitely had to take some creative expression in it. But I think we stayed very true to the story and didn’t really deviate from the Bible, despite the six-armed angels.”
“Worrisome” feedback from largely religious audiences at test screenings in October 2013 led The Hollywood Reporter to report on tensions between Aronofsky and Paramount over control of the final cut.
It sounds to me like the story may be told fairly close to the it’s biblical origin, but probably won’t reflect the meaning the story carries from a Christian perspective.
Are you looking forward to this movie? Do you think Hollywood should produce more biblical movies, or stay away from the genre all together? Let me know in the comments below!