April 17, 2014

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‘Noah’ debuts a new TV Spot

If there’s one new release this month that I’m really looking forward to in a big way, it’s Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, which has long been a passion project of his. The last time he had one of those on his mind, we got The Fountain, which is a divisive film, yes, but also one of my five favorite films of all time, so suffice to say, I’m 100% in for this one. Aronofsky has a top notch cast on hand too, including Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connolly, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman, and Nick Nolte, among others. I’m not usually big on biblical epics, but this could be an exception. A new look at the movie has arrived today in the form of a 30 second TV Spot, and I’ve got that for you all to check out momentarily. The flick comes out in theaters at the end of the month and is a must see in my book based on the filmmaker’s reputation alone, for whatever that’s worth. Decide for yourself though below…
Here’s the new TV Spot that dropped today:

This will likely either be a huge hit or a huge flop, financially at least, but one thing is for certain, it won’t be for lack of ambition on Aronofsky’s part. Either way, for me, March 28th can’t come soon enough!

Darren Aronofsky finds “Noah” financing at New Regency

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Darren Aronofky fans have wondered what the :Black Swan” director would move on to now that he passed on the chance to make a Wolverine movie with his “Fountain” leading man, Hugh Jackman.
Days ago, Aronofsky revealed that he’d tackle “Noah,” a dark and edgy take on the iconic Noah’s Ark story that was being shopped around town looking for financing. John Logan was rewriting Aronofsky’s script treatment, and was hoping to get $130 million to bankroll the effort.
Now Variety is reporting that New Regency is willing to step up and take a gamble on the Oscar-nominated director’s vision. They will in turn shop the project to studios “including 20th Century Fox, where New Regency is based,” the trade reports.
It sounds epic. And considering I loved “The Fountain,” I’m dying to see what Aronofsky could do with a mythical period piece like this. No doubt he’ll bring the same attention to character the drove “Swan” and “The Wrestler.” Can you see Mickey Rourke as Noah? Maybe Jackman, if the two have remained friends? Let the speculation begin.
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Darren Aronofsky edges closer to “Wolverine” sequel

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Are you ready for a Wolverine adventure from the minds that brought you the brooding, brilliant “The Fountain?”
(Um, I am. “The Fountain” is a masterpiece. But I digress.)
Word on the street is that “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky is inching ever closer to his paycheck film, “Wolverine 2.” Of course, we’re all secretly hoping that Aronofsky will not simply crank out an easy, superficial “event” movie, and that the incredibly gifted storyteller will attempt to elevate the material to the heights of Bryan Singer’s two “X-Men” movies or, perish the thought, Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” films. Aronofsky’s certainly capable. Now it looks like he’s going to get his chance.
According to Deadline, the director is “in the throes of landing a healthy payday” for taking over the sequel for Fox, and will earn “in the vicinity of $5 million against 5% of gross” for agreeing to direct. Of course, “Wolverine 2” will reunite Aronofsky with his “Fountain” star, Hugh Jackman, who reportedly is bulking up for the role in anticipation of a 2011 shoot.
I, for one, am as excited to see an Aronofsky “Wolverine” as I am to see a Zack Snyder “Superman.” Is it different than anything Aronofsky has attempted in the past? Absolutely! But who wants a filmmaker like that to grow stale?
As a result of this supposed decision, Deadline also reports that Aronofsky has passed on the period crime drama “Gangster Squad,” making him the second filmmaker in the past few days (after Ben Affleck) to reportedly turn the material down.
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