Aronofsky wants Christian Bale for Noah's Ark film
June 17th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

Aronofsky wants Christian Bale for Noah's Ark film

Since Darren Aronofsky's cleared "The Wolverine" from his schedule, it looks like he's going to fill it with Noah's Ark.

According to Deadline, Aronofsky has written a script that's an "edgy retelling" of the Old Testament story, and is said to be seeking a studio to help him produce what's being described as a "big fantasy epic" and a chance for the filmmaker "to create a world."

The "Black Swan" director is looking for $130 million to pull it off with smaller studio New Regency reportedly looking to co-finance the film - which seems to be where Christian Bale comes in.

Vulture reports that Aronofsky is in talks with Bale to get him to join "Noah." The presumption is that if there's a major star attached to the project, not only has Aronofsky found his leading man but it'll get a studio to help out with the hefty cost. Summit Entertainment, Fox and Paramount are said to be circling the film.

The president for New Regency, Hutch Parker, told Vulture that "there hasn't been any change on [the project] since it was last reported.

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  1. real fernace

    Y'all know nothing! God is the Master of the Universe & He simply "materialized" the animals out of thin air! Either that or this story is supposen to be a metaphor & not taken literally. It will probably be a "knock it out the box" movie though, especially with a hunky "Noah"! On a similar note, read Gilgamesh & Popol Vuh for a different take on the "flood" story!!Real Fernace signing off!

    June 19, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    I have one of those trucks too so I can get my fat azz on there and ride up and down instead of using the stairs.

    June 17, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Beautiful Vixen

    Pic Noah driving an collecting the animals with his truck..ha, ha

    June 17, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Beautiful Vixen

    A liftgate

    June 17, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The Dook Of Westminister

    i am jooooooooish. i gotta go to synagoge tomorrow. i hope it doesnt sffect my asthma.

    June 17, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. The Dook Of Westminister

    As a jooish person i am interested in learning bout the mormon church. It sounds very interesting

    June 17, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |


    June 17, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |

    I too am a member of the LDS church. You are spot on Cora. We need to stop this nonsense. Here in Utah we actually have morals and values. That is why they dislike us.

    June 17, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • be quiet

      morals and values? Is that what wife #4 told you, or was it wife #7?

      June 17, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. Sean


    June 17, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  10. jean claude van damn

    God miniaturized the animals via the holy spirit. And used F-15s to get all the animals to the ark. Its science.

    June 17, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  11. @ABRAHAM

    Did he tell u that b4 or after he molested u ?

    June 17, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |

    Our Priest said Noah had a big truck with a tommy lift tailgate. He just drove around and got them. Some of you ask the dumbest questions !

    June 17, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  13. ?

    I always wondered how Noah got animals from all over the earth to fill his ark. Far fetched "story", if you ask me!

    June 17, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  14. CORA LDS

    More blasphemies coming out of Hollywood with each passing year. I'll be asking my congressman to ban this bfore they even finish it.

    June 17, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |

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