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The influences of films can come from many different sources from comics to real life, books to myths and legends. Noah is a film which takes its influence from one of the biggest stories of all time; The great flood from the book of Genesis (chapters 6-9), in which God instructed Noah to create an ark which would be the salvation of the innocent. It is an amazing story whether you literally believe the tale or see it as a metaphor. This, then, is the basis for writers, Ari Handel and Darren Aronofsky (who also directed the film) to create a modern retelling of the flood myth with a new and exciting twist.
Aronofsky has a great deal of talent and the cast that have been assembled to create his vision is no laughing matter. With names that read like a Who’s-Who of Hollywood big hitters including Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly, Frank Langella, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson and Russell Crowe as the lead, we should see a depth to the story not seen before in celluloid. However, the real star of the show seems to be the Ark that was created especially for the film. With immense dimensions comparable to the biblically described vessel, the production team really pushed the boat out to gain an extra level of authenticity.
Noah is looking to be a top runner in the film releases of 2014. It will not be without its critics but art is subjective and we would not have it any other way.
You can find out more about the film at the official website.