While there were rumors back in January that we would see this as early as fall 2013, Paramount has gone ahead and dated Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" for a far-off March 28, 2014 release. And this will give the helmer plenty of time to finesse the vision of the movie that he has been brewing for years.
Russell Crowe will star in the Biblical tale as the man who has become disillusioned with the way humans have treated the planet and its animals, and then builds one helluva boat. Environmentalism has never been so...rugged. But there is still lots to put together on the project. Apparently a villain of some kind still needs to be cast, and we're curious about just how many characters there will be and how much of the movie is centered on the flood itself, which devastates the Earth. Is Crowe going to be on a boat for half the movie? Are they gonna CGI the animals? Or (most likely) is Aronofsky pitching the whole story though his uniquely filtered lens making it a far cry from the Sunday School stories of yore?
The date is so far off that it has no competition on that weekend yet, and we'd wager not too many people are going to try and take it on. And to keep with the theme of two-of-everything in the story, make sure you bring someone with you to see it on opening day. Production begins this summer. [BoxOfficeMojo]