Noah on Film?

Russell Crowe is set to play Noah in a film by Darren Aronofsky, whose recent successes include The Wrestler and Black Swan.

First look at Crowe as Noah here.  Should be an interesting take, though I doubt that the evangelical marketing machine will get behind this one.   According to the LA Times,

Be warned, though: Aronofsky’s Noah might be a bit different from the bearded boat-builder most remember from the Bible. Aronofsky told us back then that he sees Noah as the “first environmentalist,” a man tormented by survivor’s guilt after living through the flood.

Not at all shocking that a Hollywood account would take a ‘green’ twist.  After all, environmentalism is the closest many come to any kind of faith now.  At least this means it will look nothing like this:

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