Darren Aronofsky's Noah
project has Paramount behind it now, but the Black Swan
director wants to keep the Biblical good times rolling before we get to see what his dream project looks like on the big screen. If you remember, Aronofsky claimed that he's been obsessed with the story of Noah and the Ark since he was a teenager, so it's kind of neat that he's developed a graphic novel, Noe
(retitled), with artist Niko Henrichon based on his upcoming script.
The first volume of the graphic novel is available to order online — and we have a peek at the first few pages below — but if you forgot your high school French, you'll only be able to look at the pretty pictures. If it reminds you of Conan the Barbarian, that's because the barren land where Noah hangs out has been overrun by Barbarian warlords and other unkindly hordes. In the graphic novel, " … Noah [is] beset by visions of an endless flood, symbolizing the destruction of all life. Gradually he [begins] to understand the message sent him by the Creator. He had decided to punish the men and kill them until the last. But he [gives] Noah a last chance to preserve life on Earth … "
Will you be previewing Aronofsky's story in illustrated form, or wait for the action-packed adventures of one of God's dudes in theaters?