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Watch: First Trailer For Darren Aronofsky's Biblical Epic 'Noah' Starring Russell Crowe, Emma Watson & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2013 10:48 AM
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"In the Bible the story is only a couple of pages, and the perception we have of it in the West is more as a children’s toy—an old man with a long beard and animals two by two on the boat. And there’s so much more to the story than that…there’s a lot of clues there about what the story means. So it was about trying to create a world where the story of Noah could be truthful and could take place, and make it something that could connect to a modern audience," director Darren Aronofsky told us last year, just two weeks after he had wrapped filming. With the time since spent working on the extensive special effects and whatever issues might be happening behind-the-scenes, reportedly battling the studio over final cut (it's still test screening), it looks like everyone involved is satisfied that all will be resolved as the first trailer has washed ashore.

Watch: First Footage & Poster For Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah,' Test Screenings Still Underway

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 8:03 AM
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The last time we talked about Darren Aronofsky's Biblical epic "Noah," the conversation was all about the battle that was/is going on behind the scenes over the final cut. The issues seem to surround the third act, with it being described as "a major challenge" and the studio worried about the reception from Christian audiences after a series of test screenings. And unlike the brouhaha surrounding "World War Z," Paramount and the filmmaker have both remained mum about whatever troubles are going on this time around. Why? Well, there's a $125 million movie to market.

Podcast: The Playlist Talks '12 Years A Slave', Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel,' Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' & More

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • October 22, 2013 3:08 PM
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On this latest episode, host and editor Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth and contributor Cory Everett for an overarching theme looking at some modern day auteurs. There's Wes Anderson and the trailer for his latest, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"; the controversy surrounding Darren Aronofsky's "Noah"; whether or not Steve McQueen has made another endurance test with his "12 Years a Slave"; and Kimberly Peirce's remake of "Carrie."

Darren Aronofsky Battling Paramount Over Final Cut Of 'Noah'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2013 11:30 PM
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Darren Aronofsky is pushing himself in more ways than one with "Noah." It's his first big budget studio film ("The Fountain" for Fox cost a mere $35 million). And it's certainly the grandest production he's ever put together and arguably the most ambitious project of his career. With a $125 million price tag, the film is a fantastical retelling of the Biblical story, one that doesn't adhere to the story you were told in Sunday School, and has what has recently been described as the most complicated shot in the history of Industry Light & Magic, the company working on the extensive visual effects. And it seems Paramount is now getting nervous.

Darren Aronofsky Says 'Noah' Has The Most Complicated Effects Shot In ILM's History

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2013 11:18 AM
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With a spring release date slated, Darren Aronofsky's fantastical take on the Biblical story of "Noah" still remains intriguingly under wraps. Aside from some select early stills, not much has been shown from the movie yet, unless you were lucky enough to be in the faith-based audience that got a special preview a couple months back. But the director is beginning to open up about the film, and he's promising a visual feast, and likely the most digital effects he's ever used on a picture. Starting with the animals, all of which were digitally rendered, albeit with a twist.

Update: Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah,' 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' Gets A Title

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2013 4:18 PM
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While our heads are currently focused on the fall festival season that's about to kick off, some updates have arrived on a couple of blockbuster pics on the watery horizon, so let's get right to it...

New Images Of Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins & More From Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2013 10:49 AM
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A flood is coming, but not to worry, because Darren Aronofsky is building the boat, cinematically speaking. Next spring, the director brings his snake-filled, crazy demon angel version of "Noah" to the big screen, and now a few more images have arrived to hold us over, as we buy supplies for the trip.

Interview: 'The Sweeney' Star Ray Winstone Talks Rappers, Filming Aronofsky's 'Noah' & How Much Fun He Had On 'Indiana Jones'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 2, 2013 1:20 PM
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Ray Winstone is one of those brilliant actors who has a chameleonic ability to totally lose himself in his characters (whether it’s the retired thief in Jonathan Glazer’s brilliant “Sexy Beast” or the Bostonian gangster in Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed”), while remaining 100% Winstonian. In his new film, “The Sweeney,” an adaptation of a hugely influential '70s British cop series, Winstone plays Jack Regan, a morally nebulous leader of a crack crime force. We got to talk to the actor about adapting such an iconic series, what it was like working with British rapper Plan B, and how he goes about choosing his roles. We also bugged him about motion capture animation, the fate of Nick Cave’s “The Death of Bunny Munro,” what “Noah” was like, and if he had any dirt on filming the infamous “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (yes he was in that).

Darren Aronofsky Confirms Clint Mansell Is Scoring 'Noah,' Discusses Their Working Relationship

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2012 12:04 PM
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Considering composer Clint Mansell has worked with Darren Aronofsky on all of the director's films to date, it's not a big shock that they will be working together once again. But still, it's nice to get some confirmation, and indeed, during a masterclass at the Marrakech Film Festival (you can read all the highlights right here) Aronofsky confirmed that Mansell will be back for his Bible epic "Noah." But perhaps most revealing is Aronofsky's description of their working relationship.

Darren Aronofsky Says 'The Fountain' Was Too Expensive, Talks Connecting 'Noah' With Modern Audiences & More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 11, 2012 11:18 AM
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One of the most predictably oversubscribed events at the Marrakech International Film Festival this year was Darren Aronofsky’s masterclass. Lasting nearly two hours, however, and delivering a retrospective spin through the five feature films that make up his back catalog, as well as a few nuggets about the forthcoming “Noah,” it actually most caught fire when the proceedings were opened up to the audience. In this section, Aronsofky was at his most forthcoming and engaged, happy to share his expertise with the many film students who got questions in, and passionate in his encouragement of young local filmmakers.

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