Here’s our first official look at Russell Crowe in Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming biblical epic NOAH. While the film is a partial re-telling of the Bible story of Noah’s Ark, it is based on a graphic novel created by Aronofsky, Ari Handel, and artist Niko Henrichon. Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, and Ray Winstone also star. Image after the jump! This wonderful low-res, unexciting photo is courtesy of USA Today!
Official synopsis for the first entry in the series: 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…