Screen Junkies » Noah http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:58:01 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Ridley Scott, On A Bible Kick, Gives Us ‘Exodus: Gods And Kings’ Starring Christian Bale http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/ridley-scott-on-a-bible-kick-gives-us-exodus-gods-and-kings-starring-christian-bale/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/ridley-scott-on-a-bible-kick-gives-us-exodus-gods-and-kings-starring-christian-bale/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:41:55 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262769 Next he'll do 'Leviticus' and show us all the ways a woman may be unclean.

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Considering how Noah from Darren Arnofsky was set to be a flop but managed to save itself and actually do some decent business, studios might be looking to the Bible for help. With their bottom line. Considering Prometheus didn’t really leave much of a mark with audiences, Ridley Scott has chosen to appeal to the giant demographic of Christians and another giant demographic of Christian (Bale fans).

Exodus: Gods and Kings tells the story of a guy named Moses, who helps the slaves escape Egypt and the pharaoh Ramses. So this story will also resonate with Jews. Man, the studio is really checking all the boxes with this one.

Take a look.

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Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ Trailer: I’m On A Boat http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/darren-aronofskys-noah-trailer-im-on-a-boat/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/darren-aronofskys-noah-trailer-im-on-a-boat/#comments Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:08:31 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=257994 We bought a floating zoo.

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It was teased previously that Paramount is unhappy with the creative direction Darren Aronofsky took with his Bible epic Noah. Whatever problems the film might have are not present in this trailer and I applaud Aronofsky’s restraint in avoiding use of Rihanna‘s “Umbrella” when the action picks up toward the end.

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Test Audiences Aren’t Loving Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’, Which Is Probably A Good Thing http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/test-audiences-arent-loving-darren-aronofskys-noah-which-is-probably-a-good-thing/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/test-audiences-arent-loving-darren-aronofskys-noah-which-is-probably-a-good-thing/#comments Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:22:40 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257563 This marks the first time in history that people have objected to a work of religious-based art.

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Struck with collective amnesia when it comes to the last Noah-centered summer film, Evan Almighty, Paramount handed esteemed director the keys to the castle for Noah, a $125 million film about a guy and a boat.

Though it’s not quite done, three hilariously stereotypical test audiences have voiced criticisms of the film. Seriously, a New York focus group represented the Jewish swath, Arizona, the Christians, and Orange County, the “general” audiences. That is to say, Godless and secular.

Maybe they were upset that Noah is being portrayed by a man who once beat a hotel worker with a phone (Mr. Russell Crowe) or maybe they don’t like that some of the angels are portrayed with no wings and six arms when the Bible clearly states that they have two arms, two wings, non-oily skin, and good, but not great, teeth.

In any event, the film is more or less shot, so the studio is left with the decision of giving Aronofsky the final cut or if they want to take it from him and give the angels little halos and rabbit friends.

 

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First Look At Russell Crowe In Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’: Is He Bible-y Enough? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-look-at-russell-crowe-in-aronofskys-noah-is-he-bible-y-enough/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-look-at-russell-crowe-in-aronofskys-noah-is-he-bible-y-enough/#comments Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:11:52 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250276 Radical departure from the groundwork set by 'Evan Almighty'.

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Just because Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah won’t surf into theaters for close to two years from now isn’t any reason why we shouldn’t see Russell Crowe dressed like a homeless man. USA Today has released the first look at Crowe in Aronofsky’s epic telling of the life of the Patriarch who saved horses and tigers and honey pot ants from extinction.

Unfortunately, this first look only shows Crowe glaring off-camera, and doesn’t feature the wingless demons (!) and giants (!!) that the film is also reported to feature. He’s probably looking over his shoulder at a Perfect Storm-style wave or two zebras doing it or Brownie Bites on the craft services table. We’ll have to wait a long time to find out. (via The Playlist)

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Ray Winstone Wins ‘Noah’ Fat Bad Guy Role http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ray-winstone-wins-noah-fat-bad-guy-role/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ray-winstone-wins-noah-fat-bad-guy-role/#comments Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:31:38 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249201 Kevin James was previously booked.

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Admittedly, I’m not as up on the Bible as others but were you aware that the Patriarch Noah had a nemesis? Apparently it is so because that’s the direction Darren Aronofsky is going with his epic film, Noah. And doughy, British tough guy Ray Winstone has got the part.

Originally, Liam Neeson and Val Kilmer were being considered for the role because Aronofsky wanted someone with “grit and size to be convincing as he goes head to head against [Russell] Crowe’s Noah character.” So… fat guys wrestling? That does sound epic. Though nothing more is known about this nemesis, let’s hope that Aronofsky doesn’t intend for this rivalry to lead to the bedroom as it did in Black Swan. Do not want. (Deadline)

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Russell Crowe Confirms Interest In Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/russell-crowe-confirms-interest-in-darren-aronofskys-noah/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/russell-crowe-confirms-interest-in-darren-aronofskys-noah/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2012 14:00:02 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=244814 And he totally hates 'Robocop'.

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Last week there was news that Darren Aronofsky was interested in casting Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson for his wet n’ wild Bible epic, Noah. Now, Crowe has confirmed that but in order to impress Darren, he’s had to deny any involvement with the remake of Robocop. Poor Officer Murphy. Hasn’t he been shot down enough?

Crowe got on the Twitter to respond to a MovieWeb tweet that Aronofsky was “eyeing” him for the role with a “eyeing him right back…Liam’s eyeing both of us…and Paramount are eyeing us all, including you. Whole lot of eyeing.” Jeez. Get a room, you three.

Now that you’ve had time to wipe the image of a Neeson-Aronofsky-Crowe menage out of your minds, we can get on to Roboc — need another minute? ….

Okay, now we can get back to Robocop. Despite reports, Crowe denied any involvement with that project after flatly answering no to inquiries from fans. You may remember that Aronofsky was once attached to the remake but the deal didn’t pan out. Too bad too. Would be pretty awesome to see Aronofsky, Crowe, Neeson, and Robocop all get into bed together. (ComicBookMovie)

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Are Russell Crowe And Liam Neeson Boarding Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/are-russell-crowe-and-liam-neeson-boarding-aronofskys-noah/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/are-russell-crowe-and-liam-neeson-boarding-aronofskys-noah/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 16:10:20 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=244347 Earth's last two wolves had best watch their backs.

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Darren Aronofsky’s bible epic, Noah, got off the ground in large part by the casting of Christian Bale in the lead role. Then, he was wooed away by the opportunity to stare wistfully into the distance in two Terrence Malick films. With Bale out, attention next turned to Michael Fassbender but given that his penis couldn’t fit on Noah‘s Ark, he was ruled out.

That left Aronofsky needing someone of star caliber who could carry such an expensive film, which means he might get Russell Crowe. Though this has the danger of off-setting Crowe’s adaptation of the 1980′s TV show The Equalizer. It’s going to be a tough choice for Russell, I’m sure. Another popular name being floated for the film is Liam Neeson. It’s not known if he’s being eyed to play Noah himself or the film’s major villain. I say go with the villain. The Ark has wolves. Liam Neeson punches wolves. It’s simple math. Take the rest of the day off, Hollywood. (Deadline)

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Paramount And New Regency To Foot The Bill For Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paramount-and-new-regency-to-foot-the-bill-for-aronofskys-noah/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paramount-and-new-regency-to-foot-the-bill-for-aronofskys-noah/#comments Tue, 04 Oct 2011 15:23:22 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=231053 Darren Aronofsky won't have to look under the couch cushions after all.

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Darren Aronofsky won’t need to look under the couch cushions after all. Paramount and New Regency have agreed to partner and provide funding for his biblical epic Noah. The deal came to be after Paramount beat 20th Century Fox in a bidding war to team with New Regency on the project.

No casting has been announced, but Christian Bale‘s name has been floated previously, and the deal was seemingly predicated upon his involvement. In light of this, it remains to be seen how schedules will work out and whether or not Batman will have the time for the project, though we can definitely see him doing a great job with the material. Otherwise, it’s doubtful this will get off the ground without an A-lister, so we’ll need to wait and see who snags the role. Ryan Gosling‘s beard watch begins…. now. (Deadline)

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Christian Bale In Talks To Yell At Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ Cinematographer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/christian-bale-in-talks-to-yell-at-darren-aronofskys-noah-cinematographer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/christian-bale-in-talks-to-yell-at-darren-aronofskys-noah-cinematographer/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2011 16:11:47 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=216011 Will the bears from 'The Zookeeper' be next?

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Darren Aronofsky has been busy working the corners to drum up funding for his Biblical epic Noah, but pimping ain’t easy. The Black Swan director already got New Regency to put up half the cost of the $130 million budget, and now funding seems like a lock with the news that Christian Bale is in talks to star.

Since Bale is like sugar to foreign markets (England loves screaming), it’s expected that bringing him aboard will cause Summit, Paramount, and Fox to get into a rake-fight over the chance to pick up the remaining costs. Cinematographer Matthew Libatique commented in a statement I just made up, “I’m very excited for the opportunity to be cursed out by Bale in front of a full crew. It’s always been a dream of mine to be belittled by Batman. No further questions.” (Vulture)

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Darren Aronofsky Wants To Direct An Epic And Edgy Version Of Noah’s Ark http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/darren-aronofsky-wants-to-direct-an-epic-and-edgy-version-of-noahs-ark/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/darren-aronofsky-wants-to-direct-an-epic-and-edgy-version-of-noahs-ark/#comments Wed, 08 Jun 2011 13:04:04 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=215262 And if nobody mentions 'The Fountain' he might just get to do it.

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Darren Aronofsky is in high demand after Black Swan‘s $12 million budget spun into $315 million at the box office. Suffice it to say, he can have any project he wants. Or drop out of any Wolverine-based project that he wants.

Right now, Hollywood is abuzz because of a package he’s sent around for Noah, the edgy retelling of Noah‘s Ark. John Logan is rewriting the original script by Aronofsky and New Regency is looking to take a co-financier role. And anyone else not scared off by the memory of Evan Almighty is welcome to throw in. He’s looking for a budget of $130 million for the project which would be so much easier to get had The Fountain never happened.

Plot details are scarce but I’m guessing that Noah gets addicted to diet pills and a pair of giraffes scissor one another. And then a lion fed up with his fall from celebrity punches a deli slicer. Again, these plot details are unconfirmed. (Deadline)

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