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.