First Look: Biblically Accurate Ark Set for Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'
September brought us a first look inside the set of Darren Aronofsky's Biblical epic Noah starring Russell Crowe, and we caught some small glimpses of the ark as a work in progress. Now a new photo shows just how massive this ark turned out to be. It was built to the proportions described in the Bible, but the complete ark will be created by using CGI set extentions. However, the set decorator brought in tree trunks to place around the massive ship to indicate it was built from some trees nearby. Photographer Dan Wagner says, "To see it in person, and know there’s no CGI involved, was incredible. And there’s no way Noah and his sons could have built such an enormous structure themselves. That would have taken 500 years.” Look!
Here's a new photo of the ark in Noah taken by Dan Wagner at New York Magazine (via Vulture):
To see more of Dan Wagner's photography, go to his official website right here.
In Darren Aronofsky's take on the Biblical tale, Noah (Crowe) is a man who loves Earth and all of its animal inhabitants, but has become disillusioned with the way humans have treated their planet. Paramount/New Regency are behind the project, being produced by Aronofsky & Protozoa Pictures partner Scott Franklin with Mary Parent. Aronofsky & Ari Handel wrote the script, with a rewrite by John Logan. The cast includes Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Hopkins. At this moment, Paramount has Noah scheduled for release on March 28th, 2014 still a few years out. We'll continue to keep you updated.
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
It took about 100 years to build...
Brad White on Oct 15, 2012
I literally took zero years to build...
Matt Peloquin on Oct 15, 2012
Avi Smulders on Oct 15, 2012
The photographer says, "To see it in person, and know there’s no CGI involved, was incredible. And there’s no way Noah and his sons could have built such an enormous structure themselves. That would have taken 500 years.” Unfortunately I live in Texas where there is a large majority of the population that truly believes that Noah and his family built said boat and put two of every animal on it. Now that would be one big damn boat.
thetylerw on Oct 15, 2012
Large majority of the Texans are morons to believe this actually happened!
The Truth on Oct 15, 2012
yes morons they are!
Avi Smulders on Oct 15, 2012
Didn't I read somewhere that the Ark was only half the size of the Titanic? And there are people who think you can fit 2 of ever animal species on the planet on board. ha.
Craig on Oct 15, 2012
But will it float?
Ray Hartley on Oct 15, 2012
it looks more like a house than a boat
truong18 on Oct 15, 2012
Looks more like a Houston condo complex. Of course, two of every kind of animal still applies.
97point6 on Oct 15, 2012
Is that the dry dock (or whatever it's called) or is that the actual boat? because that looks like no boat I've ever seen. Is that the point?
Richie G on Oct 15, 2012
What's with these movies with just names for titles? Are we that dumbed down?
castingcouch on Oct 15, 2012
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