Noah director Darren Aronofsky called just before 4 pm Pacific, and we talked for about 18 minutes. We kicked it around as best we could in a compressed time frame. “For me, ‘different’ is the way to go,” he said early on. Couple that with his interpretation of a “super-powerful myth” and an artistic process that has been going on since Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel and you’ve got Noah, a movie that that clearly began with crackling images in Aronofsky’s head. The greatness of it is that you can feel that creative ferment all the way through. As well as a sense of cosmic creepiness that I haven’t felt since Michael Tolkin‘s The Rapture.
Noah director and co-writer Darren Aronofsky.
Aronofsky and Noah star Russell Crowe during filming.