Darren Aronofsky’s passion project Noah is beginning to make some moves. The director has created a graphic novel of his adaptation of the story of Noah. He did a similar thing with The Fountain to try and get a studio deal, however in this case, Noah already has one at Paramount.
The first volume is first being sold in Europe under the translated title of Noé. This comes as a bit of a surprise as Aronofsky and his co-writer and frequent producer Ari Handel are both American and the illustrator, Niko Henrichon, is Canadian.
“This Volume 1 of Noah, to say a few words, I would say the introduction of a story rather confusing. Those familiar with Aronofsky films are sure to notice its tendency to stage events and ambiguous inatendus who pushed to their extreme limits, changing forever the fate of the protagonists. It’s the same with our version of the myth of Noah. Those who believe that we are just going to recycle the myth of the Old Testament may be disappointed. I was told recently that the first volume was almost too normal for Aronofsky. Well done! To say more would spoil the surprise a little,” said Henrichon.
Already from these first images, it is easy to see Christian Bale in the role of Noah. The actor is Aronofsky’s supposed choice for the lead and I’d be thrilled to see him take the role.
Check out the images and synopsis below and let us know what you think.
“It was 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 …”