The film, based on the story of the Great Flood from the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament, stars Russell Crowe in the lead role. Noah is told by God to build an Ark big enough to hold two of each animal in the world -- even snakes as co-star Jennifer Connelly points out in the trailer. But some locals aren't too happy with what Noah is doing, and a confrontation ensues.
Ironically, the Oyster Bay, Long Island, set, which includes a full size Ark measuring 450 feet long, 45 feet wide and 75 feet tall and took three months to build, was shut down because of flooding a year ago during Hurricane Sandy.
I take it that the irony of a massive storm holding up the production of Noah is not lost," co-star Emma Watson tweeted last October 29.
The measurements for the giant ship were taken right out of the Bible.
“We wanted to do something different -- no floating houseboat with two giraffes sticking out the top,” Aronofsky tells Entertainment Weekly. “We also realized we didn’t need a bow or a keel since the ark wasn’t being steered.”