Sandy halts production of Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'
October 30th, 2012
01:07 PM ET

Sandy halts production of Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

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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  1. Ziggy

    If you have a policy like that, why did you allow a racism comment to be appear, then?

    November 17, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Andy

    Total fiction meets total reality.

    November 1, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • scott

      Total Reality: the Word of God. Total fiction: a cool sounding movie being produced about truth.

      November 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jim Delaney

    WILL SOMEONE PLEASE PUT BILL COSBY IN TOUCH WITH THE PRODUCERS?IT WOULD BE A RIOT IF HE COULD PERFORM HIS NOAH SKIT ON THE SET . HE COULD DO IT ON PAY PER VIEW ,FOR SANDY RELIEF .I STILL REMEMBER LISTENING TO THAT ALBUM IN THE 60'S,FUNNIEST THING I CAN REMEMBER ABOUT THE 60'S .GOD BLESS BILL COSBY

    October 31, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. will

    How ironic, to stop filming a story about flooding the Earth, when hurricane Sandy got a good start.

    October 31, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerri Blank

      Yep, that's sort of why the article was written: to point out the irony. Good job catching it.

      October 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Katie Extent

    Russell is not only a wonderful actor in films but i believe he has a huge heart. He strikes me as very intense

    October 31, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. Katie Extent

    do you have your box ready to have delivered to these poor souls who have nothing because of that disgusting hurricane?

    I do–MYOB

    October 31, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. Back To Russell

    I hear he is a very interesting man who is lots of fun and is very smart, a man i would like to meet.

    October 31, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  8. SAM- I've made a statement in the other blog--MYOB--

    sam

    its evil disgusting and ruined peoples lives for months. we have to pray for these people did anyone make a box of goodies for these people? i went to wallmart, I purchased packs of undewear, socks deodrant, shampoos, toothpastes, toothbrushes, childrens books....has anyone done anything yet or is everyone going to preach on day long on a computer.

    October 31, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • scott

      Wow – thanks for being the judge & jury of all humanity in your comment. Why be so angry about what you presume? I applaud what you've done – excellent & compassionate.

      November 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. tarah

    People should not compare sandy 2 gods biblical times people need to be ready when judgement day is here how about that and pray on everyone is rididcioulous in this world.

    October 31, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerri Blank

      tarah, you need to learn that periods don't just come from your hoo-hoo, but they're a form of punctuation, too! Learn to use 'em. And I'm not even going to start on "rididcioulous."

      October 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Teresa

    How irionic when we have the hurricane off the century. You plan to make this movie. I do not think people want to see a movie like that right now.

    October 31, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • here's one for you too computer girl

      SAM- I've made a statement in the other blog–MYOB–
      its evil disgusting and ruined peoples lives for months. we have to pray for these people did anyone make a box of goodies for these people? i went to wallmart, I purchased packs of undewear, socks deodrant, shampoos, toothpastes, toothbrushes, childrens books....has anyone done anything yet or is everyone going to preach on day long on a computer.

      October 31, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Andy

      To "here's one". It's sad you feel the need to tell everyone how charitable you are.

      November 1, 2012 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  11. Katie Extent

    His beliefs are his own business...i've always been interested in him as a man.

    October 31, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. Russell

    is an amazing actor and still very interested in him.

    October 31, 2012 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Joseph Huston

      Amazing how after these Australian actors show what real life @holes they truly are,Then turn to religious roles.

      October 31, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  13. Trap 2-walked right in.

    :) :)

    October 31, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  14. Dingleberry

    You guys are so funny!
    Ark! Ark! Ark!

    October 31, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  15. Gary

    Praise God things didn't get worse! hopefully they can make the movie close to the story of the prophet.

    October 31, 2012 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  16. Skippy

    Why is there a turd on my kitchen table?

    October 30, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  17. 1234

    Great tweet! To God be the glory in all things !

    October 30, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Pickle

    Every time someone says racism doesn't exist.....I say "Just look at any blog or comment section on any website.....lol

    Lose the anonymity and watch you scatter like roaches.....

    October 30, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Garnet Nye

    Sounds interesting.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Mammy

    God, they make this movie every two years! Hopefully, Noah will forget to put a colored man and woman on-board this time, and the new world will be colored-people free!

    October 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  21. LoveYouRussell

    i can help him build up an ark

    October 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Mike

    "about a man who builds an arc"...how about a man who builds an ark? Two different things there.

    October 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Trish

    Poor Emma Watson. She is so nice and wonderful. I feel bad for her having to be around Russel Crowe. Hopefully he won't hit her or worse.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |

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