Loosely based on the story of Noah's Ark, this movie stars Russell Crowe as Noah, a man chosen by God for a great task, before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world.
Did you know?
The ark we saw on set was just a third of the ark we’ve seen in trailers. The other two-thirds were added in post-production.
The parts of the ark that weren’t made out of computer magic were made, in a large part, out of Styrofoam. Many of the big, rough logs you see are just foam painted brown.
While Styrofoam likely wasn’t used in Noah’s original ark, Aronofsky otherwise tried to stick to the specifications spelled out in the Bible: “three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high,” and so on.
… Which is also why Aronofsky’s ark is a rectangle and not a boat, as is usually depicted in tellings of the story. Read More