Darren Aronofsky’s Ark Lands on the Page
Academy Award-nominated Director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler) has had a dream project boiling for several years now that would feature his take on Noah and the flood. There is still no word on when, if ever, the film would be made, but it has now been revealed that Aronofsky is currently producing a graphic novel based on the concept with illustrator Niko Henrichon.
In 2007, while promoting The Fountain (see this film immediately if you missed it!), a film that also had a graphic novel tie-in, he spoke about the project with The Guardian. “Noah was the first person to plant vineyards and drink wine and get drunk… It’s there in the Bible – it was one of the first things he did when he reached land. There was some real survivor’s guilt going on there. He’s a dark, complicated character.” This is not be the first time the director has explored his take on the darker side of Torah, having explored Kabbalah and Bible Codes in his debut film Pi.