Darren Aronofsky spent about six years making The Fountain, his centuries-spanning, life and death-defying epic about… well, I’m still not entirely sure what it was about, actually. But despite trouble he had getting it completed, he’s not deterred from making epics, and is actually considering doing his version of what may actually be the greatest story ever told.
Slashfilm has an extensive interview with the director, about his plans for Robocop and his attachment to Watchmen and all that– it’s a fascinating interview– but they also got Aronofsky to talk about his planned movie about Noah’s Ark.
“We have an amazing screenplay. It’s a great script and it’s HUGE. And we’re starting to feel out talent.”
Hugh Jackman as Noah? Anyone? Aronofsky tied the movie to the idea of environmental apocalypse, calling it timely:
“Noah was the first environmentalist. He’s a really interesting character. Hopefully they’ll let me make it.”