October 30th, 2012
01:07 PM ET
Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky likely didn’t expect a real-life superstorm to shut down production of “Noah.”
The Russell Crowe-starrer, about a man who builds an ark to survive an impending flood, is one of many New York-based projects affected by Sandy.
Emma Watson, who co-stars in the film, put it best when she tweeted:
According to the Los Angeles Times, one of the arks that Aronofsky’s production team built, which measures 450 feet long, 75 feet tall and 45 feet wide, sits in the water at New York’s Oyster Bay.
There’s no word yet on the status of the floating set.
Aronofsky, who tweeted about his plan to weather the storm indoors and watch “a few flicks” on Monday night, later wrote:
Meanwhile, Matthew Libatique, a cinematographer working on “Noah,” recently posted:
Other people have reached out to the men via Twitter, writing, “are you guys shooting B roll?” and “at least it's good inspiration for #Noah. But seriously, stay safe.”
“Noah” is due in theaters on March 28, 2014.
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