Well, this is sounding a hell of a lot more interesting. It was never in doubt that director Darren Aronofsky would bring his distinguishing style and unique vision to his adaptation of Noah, but it’s now pretty clear his project is going to adhere much closer to the graphic novel he himself penned, rather than the Noah from the bible.
Apparently, some fortunate fellows have gotten a look at the comic book and indicate that this particular bearded arc-builder “is a Mad Max-style warrior” dealing with “eleven-foot-tall fallen angels with six arms and no wings.” Aronofsky has previous told us that his Noah would be more of a sci-fi version – “more fantasy than comedy” – and I guess he wasn’t kidding.
Here is the description of the book in all its bizarre supernatural glory:
“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 ofBal-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…”
Those hoping for a loyal, faith-based retelling of Noah may want to hold off on rallying the church group for now, but for fans of the director and ballsy retellings of established stories, this couldn’t sound more intriguing.