June 17th, 2011
10:00 AM ET
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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