The good news is that director Darren Aronofsky’s passion project Noah is finally coming to fruition. The bad news is that we’re gonna have to wait a while to see it. Per Box Office Mojo, Paramount has set a March 28, 2014 release date for Aronofsky’s epic take on the Biblical tale. Currently no other film is slated for that particular weekend, but Disney’s Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie, the gravity bending sci-fi pic Invertigo, and DreamWorks Animation’s Peabody and Mr. Sherman are all set to open in March of 2014.
Though filming on Noah is expected to get underway this July, the far off release date gives Aronofsky plenty of time to fine-tune this long-gestating project before its release. The added time also provides for plenty of post-productions hours that will likely be necessary to create the flood sequence. Russell Crowe is set to star as the titular Noah, and early word had Aronofsky eyeing Liam Neeson for a role in the pic but we haven’t heard any confirmation of the Taken actor’s involvement.