New images from Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming biblical epic Noah have been released. We get a brand new look at most of the principal cast including Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, & Ray Winstone in the film that is a partial re-telling of the Bible story of Noah’s Ark. Based on a graphic novel created by Aronofsky, Ari Handel, and artist Niko Henrichon, the film centers on Noah as he suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge and takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
His name is Noah. Far from the stereotype of the patriarch that one appends the character of the Bible, he looked like a warrior. He looks like a Mad Max out of the depths of time. In the world of Noah, pity has no place. He lives with his wife and three children in a land barren and hostile, in the grip of severe drought. A world marked by violence and barbarism, delivered to the savagery of the clans that draw their reason to survive from war and cruelty.
But Noah is like no other. This is a fighter and also a healer. He is subject to visions which announce the imminent end of the earth, swallowed by the waves of an endless deluge. Noah must notify his followers. If man is to survive, he must end the suffering inflicted on the planet and “treat the world with mercy”. However, no one is listening.
The tyrant Akkad, who Noah went to visit in the city of Bal-llim, chased him and sentenced him to flee. After consulting with his grandfather Methuselah, Noah decided to rally to his cause the terrible Giants and accomplish the task entrusted to him by the Creator…
Noah is expected to hit theaters March 2014. Images via CS.