Noah is an upcoming Biblical epic film directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel. The film stars a high-profile cast including Russell Crowe as everybody's favourite antediluvian patriarch, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson and Jennifer Connelly. The action packed thriller is loosely based on the story of Noah's Ark and early screenings by religious audiences have been met with some concern over biblical accuracy.
Aronofsky first discussed Noah with The Guardian in April 2007, telling the paper that the figure of Noah had fascinated him since he was thirteen years old. Aronofsky explained that he saw Noah as "a dark, complicated character" who experiences "real survivor's guilt" after surviving the flood.
In the trailer, Genesis stories are alluded to through imagery of an outstretched hand picking an apple and (presumably) Cain murdering his brother Abel.
With an alleged film budget of over 150 million dollars, the trailer gives viewers a first taste of the scope of special and digital effects used in the film from the hundreds of animals seen walking, flying and slithering towards the ark to asteroids hitting the planet to the sheer volume of water.