Here is the latest trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic, Noah.
The film tells the story of the flood, which takes up just four chapters in the book of Genesis, so it’s not surprising to see some material here that looks a bit unfamiliar to those of us who went to Sunday school. In addition to Crowe as Noah, for instance, we get Anthony Hopkins as his grandfather, Methuselah, a man who barely shows up in the Bible and is known mostly for his remarkable longevity. (He is connected to the flood in the noncanonical Book of Enoch, and later texts depict Noah and Methuselah preaching repentance together.) We also get hints of a massive battle between Noah and his contemporaries.
What we do not get are the heavy religious overtones of the trailer that leaked online a few weeks ago. That one opened with quotes from Genesis and referred to the flood as “the most remarkable event in our history” (my emphasis). This one, somewhat pointedly, I think, declares that “the story is more than you imagined” (my emphasis again). The religiosity (or lack thereof) has supposedly been a point of contention between Aronofsky and Paramount, which of course would like to sell tickets to the Christian moviegoers who showed up for The Passion of the Christ, for instance. They were likely disappointed when an early review of the script by a Christian screenwriter declared Aronofsky’s Noah an “environmentalist wacko.”
Check out the trailer of the film, below: