(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)
Cinematographer Matthew Libatique has released the first image from the set of Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical retelling Noah this week, giving a look at one of the film’s most significant set pieces.
As Aronofsky’s follow-up to the highly acclaimed Black Swan, we’ve already seen an image of the enormous ark under construction which was released by Aronofsky himself earlier this year. The new image, however, gives a peek at some of the reptiles inside the now finished ark, giving a hint as to what Aronofsky’s version of the story looks like.
Libatique shared the image on Twitter with the following caption:
Pre lighting on the holiest day of the year.
Currently in the middle of production, the film stars Russell Crowe as the Biblical ark builder Noah, Jennifer Connelly as his wife Naameh, Douglas Booth as his son Shem, Emma Watson as Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Shem, Logan Lerman as Noah’s other son Ham, Ray Winstone as the film’s villain, and Sir Anthony Hopkins as Noah’s grandfather, the 900-year-old Methusaleh who dies seven days before the Great Flood.
Noah is scheduled to open in cinemas around 28th March, 2014.