Darren Aronofsky Talks NOAH, Why He Filmed in Iceland, Deleted Scenes, What Will be on the Blu-ray, Other Dream Projects, and More

     March 26, 2014


Opening this weekend is director Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic Noah.  As most of you already know, the film is Aronofsky’s take on the Great Flood story from the Bible, with Russell Crowe assuming the role of a man who is told by God that Earth’s population will be wiped out by a flood.  The film also stars Jennifer ConnellyRay WinstoneEmma WatsonAnthony HopkinsLogan Lerman, and Douglas Booth.  For more on Noah, here’s 11 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage30 imagesa featurette, and all our previous coverage.

At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Aronofsky.  He talked about his long history of being fascinated by the story of Noah, building a real life-size ark for the production, filming in Iceland, the length of his first cut, deleted scenes, what will be on the Blu-ray, other dream projects, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

noah-darren-aronofskyDarren Aronofsky:

  • What was it like directing Steve Carell on the Ark…
  • What is the first time he heard the story as a child where it resonated with him?
  • Who did he first pitch the idea to about building a life size Ark?
  • What was it about Iceland that made him want to film there?
  • Did he eat any of the bread from the ground?
  • How long was his first cut of Noah?
  • Deleted scenes talk.
  • What version of the film will he put on the Blu-ray?
  • Does he have any other dream projects he’d like to do in the future?
  • He ends the interview wanting to trade for my t-shirt…

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