In not exactly shocking news, longtime collaborator Clint Mansell will be composing Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming biblical epic Noah. Mansell has scored all of Aronofsky’s films to date, so his involvement with Noah was assumed. Nevertheless, speaking at the Marrakech Film Festival (via The Playlist), Aronofsky confirmed that Mansell will be handling music duties:
“We’re about to start [on Noah] and I’m actually getting texts right now and I know it’s from [Mansell], complaining about something. But he’s a genius too and he cares, he puts his heart and soul and his love into everything. And he’s unique – different from everyone else out there working. He’s able to boil down the thematic of a film into a melody, into two or three notes. He captures the whole essence of a film in two or three notes.”
You can hear the next new Mansell score when director Park Chan-wook’s promising drama Stoker hits theaters this coming March. Noah is due out nearly a year later, on March 28, 2014.