Noah and his ark are certainly making an impression in modern film. In fact, it seems there is so much Noah business going on that I am surprised Michael Bay isn’t getting on this train, with his 360 degree camera angles and slow motion Ben Affleck. Affleck would make a great Noah. Probably. Maybe. Not.
Evan Almighty, the up-coming sequel to Bruce Almighty because the world clearly needed that, seems to now have some competition brewing. Actually, no it doesn’t. According to The Guardian, Aronofsky has planned on making a film about Noah and his crazy arc for some time. In fact, he even wrote another draft of it when The Fountain fell apart after Brad Pitt left.
Aronofsky says, “Noah was the first person to plant vineyards and drink wine and get drunk. It’s there in the Bible – it was one of the first things he did when he reached land. There was some real survivor’s guilt going on there. He’s a dark, complicated character.”
Noah the Drunk. That sounds like the name of an album by some hip indie rock band. While the excitement for Evan Almighty is non-existent in my world (no matter how funny Steve Carell is elsewhere), I can say I may indeed have some hopes for Aronofsky’s film. He is easily one of my favorite directors and so far, has done no wrong in my world.