[Movies] Darren Aronofsky and Paramount Fighting Over Noah Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.15.2013
There's problems in the editing room...
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Darren Aronofsky and Paramount are currently fighting over the final cut of Aronofsky's film Noah, which stars Russell Crowe.
The film hasn't had good reviews from key audience reviews after test screenings. The groups were selected as people who would have a strong interest in the subject material. However, Aronofsky is ignoring Paramount's suggested changes. The reason that the faith communities selected haven't liked the film hasn't been revealed, but there is a belief that the movie goes too far from the original story in the Bible.
The animals in the film, for example, are said to be fantastical, "tweaked" versions of those that are in real life. The third act is believed to be one that will actually alienate a Christian audience.
A source said: "Darren is not made for studio films. He's very dismissive. He doesn't care about [Paramount's] opinion."
Paramount vice Chairman Rob Moore has denied these reports and said the film is going through a "normal preview process" and the result will be "one version of the movie that Darren is overseeing." The film is set for a release on March 28, 2014.