When director Darren Aronofsky decided to drop out of Twentieth Century Fox's stand-alone, non-sequel The Wolverine in March, he didn't mention a follow-up project. Then, three months later, Aronofsky was pitching Fox a "big fantasy epic" movie called Noah, based on the Noah's Ark story from the Bible. A week later, Aronofsky was reportedly courting actor Christian Bale for the lead role, a move that should secure financing for the project.
While Aronofsky awaits for funding to be approved, the director of last year's Black Swan told IFC that he thinks the story for Noah — which reportedly will command a budget of $130 million — could be a big blockbuster disaster movie. "I want to make a big event film, and I think it can be that," said Aronofsky. What role would religion play in Noah? >> Posted 06.20.11 by Ryan