Director Darren Aronofsky is coming off the critical and financial success of 2010’s ‘Black Swan’ starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, his previous film ‘The Wrestler’ also a great success starred actor Mickey Rourke and was released in 2008.
It had been previously rumoured that Aronosky would be moving towards a more mainstream orientated film with the sequel to ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’. Seemingly attached to this film for some time, it was eventually reported that he had parted ways with the project, instead deciding to seek out alternative opportunities.
After achieving such great success in recent years many people will be keeping an eye on Aronofsky’s next project, and it has been formally announced this week that he will be taking on the director duties for a new film from both Paramount Pictures and New Regency Productions. The film is called ‘Noah’, and has writer John Logan attached to the project as well. Logan’s previous writing credits include the screenplay’s for ‘Gladiator’, ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’, ‘The Last Samurai’, ‘The Aviator’, ‘Sweeney Todd’, as well as the currently unnamed next Bond film.
The film ‘Noah’ is reported to have a production budget of approximately $150 million, and as the title implies will be a film adaptation of the story of Noah’s Ark. To add a little context to that production budget, the combined production budgets of both ‘Black Swan’ and ‘The Wrester’ is approximately $19 million, so this represents a massive increase in budget that Aronofsky will be working within.
The director made the following comments as part of the announcement;
Since I was a kid, I have been moved and inspired by the story of Noah and his family’s journey. The imaginations of countless generations have sparked to this epic story of faith. It’s my hope that I can present a window into Noah’s passion and perseverance for the silver screen