Darren Aronofsky was able to get Noah, his expensive biblical epic, picked up by Paramount and New Regency. However, before a studio came on board, Aronofsky was going the route he went with The Fountain where he was planning to release a graphic novel as a means to sell the film. Even though the movie now has a home, work continued on the comic (co-written by Ari Handel) and now the first volume has been released in Europe with new images and a trailer. I can’t read French, but it certainly looks epic and Nico Henrichon’s art is gorgeous.
Hit the jump to check out the new images, the trailer, and a translation of the synopsis. Noah is looking to start filming in spring 2012.
Click over to /Film for more images.
Here’s the synopsis (translated from French):
It was a world without hope, a world with no rain and no crops, dominated by warlords and their barbarian hordes. In this cruel world, Noah was a good man. Seasoned fighter, mage and healer but he only wanted peace for him and his family. Yet every night, Noah was beset by visions of an endless flood, symbolizing the destruction of all life. Gradually he began to understand the message sent him by the Creator. He had decided to punish the men and kill them until the last. But he gave Noah a last chance to preserve life on Earth …
I love that Noah is a “mage”. There is a dearth of mages in modern cinema.