Sunday, June 30, 2013

HOLLYWOOD SPY EXCLUSIVE SPOTLIGHT ON FUTURISTIC EPIC "NOAH" FROM DARREN ARONOFSKY WITH RUSSELL CROWE, ANTHONY HOPKINS, LOGAN LERMAN, DOUGLAS BOOTH, RAY WINSTONE, JENNIFER CONNELLY

  NOAH APOCALYPTIC EPIC
HELMED BY DARREN ARONOFSKY
The week behind us brought us first pictures from next year's science fiction epic NOAH depicting some of the main characters in the film played by Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins. Directed by Darren Aronofsky (FOUNTAIN, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM) the film continues (or even goes a bit further) with the trend of mass destruction, total apocalypse and grim future, which dominated most of the blockbusters in recent years. The film actually brings a futuristic and dark version of the famous Biblical tale of the flood and NOAH's ark. The film opens up in theatres in March 2014!

  THE STORY OF NOAH
 FLOOD AND SIX ARMED ANGELS
The story of science fiction epic NOAH is set in a world without hope, a world with no rain and no crops, dominated by warlords and their barbarian hordes. In this cruel world, Noah was a good man. Seasoned fighter, mage and healer but he only wanted peace for him and his family. Yet every night, NOAH was beset by visions of an endless flood, symbolizing the destruction of all life. Gradually, he began to understand the message sent him by the Creator. He had decided to punish the men and kill them until the last. But he gave NOAH a last chance to preserve life on Earth... Subject to divine visions foretelling the end of the world, NOAH attempts to tell his people to cease their mistreatment of the earth in order to be saved. No one listens to his warnings, and Noah and his family are cast out to fend for themselves in the wilderness. NOAH approaches a race of giant six-armed angels known as the "Watchers" to rally them to his cause!

  THE CAST OF NOAH
RUSSELL CROWE, ANTHONY HOPKINS, LOGAN LERMAN, DOUGLAS BOOTH 
Russell Crowe takes the lead role of Noah, while Jennifer Connelly is Naameh, Noah's wife. Anthony Hopkins appears in the film as Methuselah, Noah's grandfather. Young stars Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth play Noah's sons Ham and Shem. Action star Kevin Durand appears in the movie as an Og, a Watcher who helps Noah and his family. Ray Winstone portrays Tubal-cain, Noah's nemesis! Marton Csokas is Lamech. Madison Davenport is Na'el, the wife of Ham and Mark Margolis is Samyaza, a fallen angel!

  NOAH TIDBITS
 TROUBLESOME PRODUCTION
The production of the expensive $130 million epic was rather troublesome! Darren Aronofsky and the producers had difficult times finding stars for the film since actors kept refusing them: Michael Fassbender and Christian Bale both refused the title role, Dakota Fanning and Saoirse Ronan were supposed to play NOAH's adopted daughter, Julianne Moore was originally meant for the role of Naameh, while Liam Neeson and Val Kilmer were offered the nemesis role. When the production finally started it had to be delayed a couple of times, once because Russell got lost while kayaking and then also because of infamous hurricane Sandy. The film is actually based on a French graphic novel NOE which Aronofsky wrote together with Niko Henrichon!

29 comments:

  1. I'm glad "Noah" will be a futuristic sci-fi kind of film instead of a literal retelling of the Bible story. Somehow that makes it more plausible, LOL! Love Russell Crowe and I think he'll be fabulous in this role. He plays stubborn, crusty curmudgeons well.

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    1. it will be unusual because they say you won't be able to tell whether it's in ancient past or in distant future :) so it will have some unique setting.

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  2. a world of people with no rain and no crops? At least they borrowed the bible's habit of dreaming up impossible events.

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    1. 'tis the future of our world too, I think :(

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    2. 'tis the present, where I live. We finally got some rain last night after weeks and weeks of no moisture, but, of course, it came with lightening, hail, almost tornados, and wind. :(

      Better than a flood though...

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    3. ah, I hear you sweet sister of Colorado :) We had 43*C last week, then only 10*C at night this week, then torrential rains a month ago, then an icy storm in a nearby city with ice as big as an egg falling from the sky (lots of broken arms, legs, heads, cars, roofs), and I'm guessing we shall have draught too probably this summer..... This craziness with weather started when American company Montesano started influencing on it with satellites so that they would destroy our crops and that we would then buy their GMO seeds which are banned pretty much everywhere :(

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    4. I think it has more to do with our contribution to air pollution and disrupting storm patterns, but I"m with you on the Monsanto devils and GMO produce. Needs to be stopped. I'm starting to feel like I live in a Paolo Bacigalupi novel. :P

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    5. no, it's really Monsanto, here, they have some mysterious futuristic equipment over in Bosnia. Some gossips even say that they got hold onto some of Tesla's machines for controlling air fronts and that they're using it. There are so many coincidences that the whole thing is really suspicious and not far from true.

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    6. and my own Vojvodina isn't even a big polluter, most of our factories have been shut down during wars, bombings or financial crises and we are mostly agricultural region, so the freaky weather should be happening southern where the polluters are.

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  3. I'm so excited about "Noah" and I can't wait to see Douglas Booth's promo photo for this movie!

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    1. I was frantically trying to find a photo of Douglas from the film, but there aren't any yet :(((

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  4. Noha Anthony Hopkins great actor one of my favorites .
    Cheers .

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  5. Russell got lost kayaking, tsk, tsk.
    And Hopkins is as old as Methuselah. heh heh

    Have a good one, Dez.

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    1. he probably got angry and start shouting at his kayak, you know how grumpy and violent he can get :) and then the kayak refused to take him home :)
      Close to the truth that thing with Hopkins, eh? :)

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  6. .... why not a new story about Noah ?
    When you have no idea all the sources could be good!

    Do you think that there's place for small Hobbitses in the Arch ?

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    1. there probably is, Sam Wise, but you Hobbitses eat too much and would probably eat up all the food on the arc :)

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  7. This looks like a stellar cast. I look forward to this.

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  8. Like Medeia said, what a stellar cast! I look forward to this too :)

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  9. oooh, this looks good! ;D I hope too many stars don't ruin it. There is plenty of rain where I'm at~ I hope it is well done~

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  10. Looks good and its got Jennifer Connelly in it too!

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  11. too many big names, that will mean "epic" stinker...

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    1. Well, Russell really hasn't had a real blockbuster for many years, he lost his star mojo, so this is a very risky project.

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  12. Whatever the basis for the film, it sounds like something I'll like. Thanks so much for all the information. This is the first time I've heard of it.

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    1. Glad to be the first one to inform you, Pat, hope we shall see a trailer soon too!

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