Darren Aronofsky’s Ark Of Folly?
June 15, 2011
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Oh. My. God (pardon the pun). Darren Aronofsky has recently made a quite profitable film–”Black Swan”–and for some reason feels the need to ruin his one-film profitability streak by making a movie about Noah’s Ark.
The last myth-based film, 2010′s “Clash of the Titans” was profitable, but despite being a mediocre film, at least had The Kraken.
And he wants $130 million dollars for a film about Noah’s Ark? I think that he may be underestimating the influence of “The Passion of the Christ” (which only cost $30 million to make) or that of Christian Evangelicals, which I think would be the core audience for such a film. Though what bothers me most is, if this project somehow gets green-lighted, that Guillermo del Toro’s “At The Mountains Of Madness” somehow cannot get studio backing despite the presence of an A-list director and uber-director/producer (James Cameron).
And by the way, what’s an “edgy” version of the Noah’s Ark story mean? It’s four or five relatives on a ship with lots of animals. I don’t quite see where the “edgy” comes in.