Just a day after the release of a brief teaser, we now have the full trailer for “Noah,” next spring’s mega-budgeted biblical epic from director Darren Aronofsky (“Requiem For a Dream,” “The Wrestler,” “Black Swan.”)
Set in a version of the Book of Genesis in which everyone has an English or Australian accent, the film stars Russell Crowe as the titular Patriarch, with a supporting cast that includes Jennifer Connelly as Noah’s wife (no, not Joan of Arc); Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone and Mark “Hector Salamanca” Margolis.
The movie has allegedly suffered from some behind-the-scenes turmoil, with reports of bad test screenings and battles between the director and star. But even if its no good, the trailer does show a project produced on a pretty epic scale. The film had a reported budget of $140 million, which makes sense considering how expensive it must have been to find two of every animal.
Here it is:
“Noah” is set for release March 28, 2014. If it’s a success, perhaps it will prove the viability of biblical epics, and we’ll finally get that Maccabees movie.