[Movies] Darren Aronofsky Reveals That Paramount Will Release His Version Of Noah Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.13.2014
In a new interview...
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Darren Aronofsky revealed that Paramount will release his version of Noah when the movie arrives March 28. Here are highlights:
On Paramount's decision to make their own cut: "I was upset – of course. "No-one's ever done that to me… I imagine if I made comedies and horror films, it would be helpful. In dramas, it's very, very hard to do. I've never been open to it. I had no problem completely honouring and respecting everything in the Bible and accepting it as truth."
On his version of the title character: "We wanted to smash expectations of who Noah is. The first thing I told Russell is, 'I will never shoot you on a houseboat with two giraffes behind you.' ... You're going to see Russell Crowe as a superhero, a guy who has this incredibly difficult challenge put in front of him and has to overcome it."
On getting his version released: "They tried what they wanted to try, and eventually they came back. My version of the film hasn't been tested … It's what we wrote and what was greenlighted."