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Darren Aronofsky Wants Christian Bale for His $130 Million Noah and the Ark Film

Vulture: Just how do you float a $130 million movie about the end of the world with no movie stars? If you’re Noah director Darren Aronofsky, you try to attach one, ASAP.
Vulture hears that Aronofsky is in talks with Christian Bale about possibly starring in his take on Noah's Ark, to help secure studio backing for it. Presumably, Aronofsky wants Bale for the lead, even though Noah was 600 years old when the Great Flood hit, and Bale is only 37.

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newn4gguy2001d ago

As both a Christian and a fan of Aronofsky...I'm very excited for this film.

Hearing about it is a little odd though. Aronofsky wants to direct a film about a story in the Bible? Strange.

JL2001d ago (Edited 2001d ago )

I'm with you. Love Bale and I think Aronofsky is definitely a really good filmmaker. Seeing these two team up would almost be as awesome as it was hearing Bale and Nolan were teaming up.

As for the story, I don't think Aronofsky is approaching it as a religious story per se. Rather this is his take on it. He's described it more as an environmental apocalypse type of story. And he wants to focus on that aspect of it. Plus the character of Noah after the flood, during this apocalypse as Aronofsky sees him as a rather dark and disturbed character.

darklordzor2001d ago

That would be an interesting take on it, but on the whole, the religious aspect still has to be in there somewhere...It is a biblical story after all. I'm very interested and Bale as Noah could be very fun to watch.

thisguywithhair2000d ago

This is actually not a biblical story as there are at least six or seven versions of it from different religions and cultures. They are all based around similar people and events, only differences are what makes Noah build the ark in the first place.

Downtown boogey2001d ago

I don't think your religion has much to do with this.

Quagmire2001d ago

It sucks that he passed up the Wolverine film, was looking forward to his mature and psychological take on the character

alycakes2001d ago

I'm glad he's doing this and I think it will give it an interesting and different view. I still believe that you can bring something with religion and open it up thru someone else eyes. He sees things differently and some will like it and some won't.....I myself hope it falls into place.