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It's been part of the rumor mill for so long you probably could have made an ark AND survived forty days of rain, but Paramount Pictures and New Regency have finally closed a deal to partner up on Darren Aronofsky's next film, the biblical epic 'Noah'. The film - which focuses around the tale of a man who is given a task by God to build an ark, only to be spared from a global catastrophy with his family when God washes the sinners off the earth (or as comedian Eddie Izzard put it, the "etch-a-sketch end of the world") - has been a pet project of Aronofsky's for quite some time, and it's good to see it finally getting off the ground with the backing of both studios.
The script, originally written by Aronofsky and frequent collaborator Ari Handel ('The Wrestler', 'Black Swan'), will undergo a new pass from screenwriter John Logan ('The Last Samurai', 'Gladiator') before being greenlit and fast-tracked for production by next spring. “It’s the end of the world and it’s the second most famous ship after the Titanic," Aronofsky states, "I think it’s really timely because it’s about environmental apocalypse which is the biggest theme, for me, right now for what’s going on on this planet. So I think it’s got these big, big themes that connect with us... I don't think it's a very religious story... I think it's a great fable that's part of so many different religions and spiritual practices."
A graphic novel of Aronofsky's original script is already in the works from Canadian artist Nico Henrichon ('Pride of Baghdad'), so for a sneak peak at what the film might have in store, check out the following video: