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Christian Bale May Be Building an Ark in Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

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June 14, 2011
Source: Vulture

Noah / Christian Bale

Last week we learned that director Darren Aronofsky was finally getting around to figuring out his next project after sadly backing out of directing The Wolverine starring Hugh Jackman. Thankfully, the project is Noah, a new take on the story of Noah's Ark which the director has been developing for awhile. Aronofsky has been shopping the project around town with hopes of gathering $130 million to get the project off the ground. Sounds like a difficult prospect, but now Vulture reports the director is in talks with Christian Bale to play the titular character, so that should make rounding up money a little easier.

As we reported before, the project is currently set up at New Regency, but the big budget requires another studio to come in and help out. Apparently Paramount Pictures, Summit Entertainment and Fox are all circling the project, and if Bale ends up coming on board, it would make the pricetag a little less intimidating. As of now apparently Aronofsky is only in talks with Bale about taking the role so it's not a done deal yet. The prospect of Bale working with Aronofsky is almost as good as the filmmaker working with Jackman on The Wolverine, so count me excited. How about you?

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  • Loser
    Yeeeeeeeah, A dream come true, awesome, (and I am a non believer) . Can`t wait, This is a match made in heaven.
  • Anonymous
    Please don't let this fall through.
  • Anonymous
    Oh god, this would be an amazing combination. Please, please, please...make it happen. 
  • Anonymous
    Lol. Can't wait to see if this is based on fact, rather then the popular fiction most believe ...
    • LeDude
      Based on what you just said, if it was based on fact, would the movie be made in the first place?
      • Anonymous
        If it was based off f Noah's life instead of the fictional flood, then yeah, it would be made :)
    • Tremblay S
      Fact? pppummmfffff HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA
  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffblanchet1 Jeff Blanchet
    After seeing what Aronofsky could  do with Jackman in the Fountain, can't wait to see what Bale can really give us !
  • RhythmDave
     sounds like a plan!
  • http://twitter.com/darktaxidermist Davide Coppola
    Do I hear multiple Oscar nominations? Let's hope he wins his well deserved statue this time!
  • Lebowski
    God said to Noah, there's gonna be a floody-floody. Rain came down, it started to get muddy, muddy. Get those animals, out of the arky-arky...
  • rocKKicker
    as a faith driven movie-goer, i think this would be a great casting.
  • Trevor
    Could not cast the character any better, crossing my fingers.
  • Xerxexx
    this movie is guaranteed to get all kinds of debates started...and I'm am not looking forward to it. Hopefully it won't be as bad as The Passion...ugh, that was the worst couple of months ever. That said I'm interested in the film, Aronofsky and Bale is a great team up.
  • Jedibilly
    Fact? How's it possible to put all the animals on this giant boat without killing and eating each other!? This cracks me up when these Bible thumbers take these fictional stories seriously!
    • i hate idiots
      Um, the same way they make zoo's. All those animals in one place, and they don't eat each other!?  they're called "cages" retard. 

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