Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah. The film is based on the biblical story of Noah, who built a giant ark and saved two of every animal and his family, while the rest of the world was purged by the Great Flood. The difference is that Noah is seen more as a builder in the Bible and Aronofsky is depicting the Biblical figure as a warrior. While this is the first time that the general public has seen footage, the trailer features footage that was presented at various religious conferences throughout the country.
There has been some conflict with Aronofsky and Paramount about the final edit of the film though. Test screenings have not been favorable, but those who have seen the film at religious conferences would probably tell you differently. Paramount has invested a fair amount of cash into Noah, which could turn out to be an epic hit or an epic failure depending on who gets the final cut. Hit the jump to see the trailer.
Visually the film looks awesome, there’s no doubt about that. The decision to shoot the film in Iceland gives us a slight idea of what the world might have looked like when the Great Flood happened. Aronofsky has said that his depiction has a slight twist that would allow it to relate to a wider audience and wouldn’t be the same story of Noah that you heard in Sunday School.
Whatever qualms Aronofsky and Paramount may have, I certainly hope that they put it all behind them, because the director has a way of making great character-focused films.
Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, Douglas Booth, Kevin Durand, Martin Csokas, Mark Margolis, and Anthony Hopkins star.
Noah opens in theaters on March 28, 2014.