Aronofsky's Epic Biblical Adaptation Becomes A Graphic Novel

Aronofsky's Noah

Via Slash Film:

Earlier this year, it was announced that Darren Aronofsky would be releasing a comic book version of his epic Noah script to help generate interest in the pricey project. After all, the tactic worked when Brad Pitt bailed on The Fountain and the director needed to raise the bloated corpse of that film from the dead. But now that Paramount has committed to footing the 150 million dollar bill, is this unorthodox type of interest generating still necessary? Probably not. Do we still want to read the thing? Yes, please.

Well, unless you speak French, that's too durn bad. Volume one of the Noah graphic novel has been released in France only, giving the rest of the world yet another reason to dislike the French. Will the book ever make its way to our majestic purple mountains and fruited plains? Only time will tell. Until then, enjoy this poorly translated synopsis:

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 …

If you polly vous francais, or just want to look at the perty pictures, you can check out this gallery from publisher Le Lombard. I got news for you- this ain't your grandma's biblical epic. The original author of the Noah story, God, could not be reached for comment.

Jacey Cockrobin

News by Joshua Chaplinsky

Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor of LitReactor.com. He has also written for the popular film site Screen Anarchy and for ChuckPalahniuk.net, the official website of 'Fight Club' author Chuck Palahniuk. He is the author of 'Kanye West—Reanimator.' His short fiction has appeared in Zetetic, Motherboard, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Thuglit, Dark Moon Digest, Pantheon Magazine, and multiple print anthologies. More info at joshuachaplinsky.com.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 21, 2011 - 10:44am

I like Aronofsky, I like fantasy and disaster movies. I think I would watch this.

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Keith from Phoenix, AZ is reading Growing Up Dead in Texas by Stephen Graham Jones October 21, 2011 - 11:13am

Screw the French! (Not really, I love those froggy misanthropes) I have to say I liked the graphic novel of the Fountain more than I did the film (Although I liked the film for its visuals) and I'd love to see this book hit American shores before the release of the film.

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Xander Davis from Downtown Tycho, The Moon is reading Casino Royale / Tomorrow Now October 21, 2011 - 12:01pm

That sounds pretty cool just on its style and genre choices alone.  Aronofsky's Black Swan was one of the most astonishing experiences I've ever had in the cinema, so I can only imagine what he'd do with material like this.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life October 21, 2011 - 12:04pm

I'm a big fan of the man and have liked everything he's done. I feel like I'm in the minority when I say I really liked The Fountain.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 21, 2011 - 12:28pm

I'm with you on that one, Josh. Yeah, there are areas that I think it could have been better but I really like that movie as it is.

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Danny grant October 21, 2011 - 12:52pm

The Fountain was great along with his other movies. And I love all their soundtracks.

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Keith Buie from Cleveland, Ohio is reading Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner October 21, 2011 - 2:01pm

Thanks for the news. I'm a huge Aronofsky fan. And I do a lot of my writing to his soundtracks (especially The Fountain, I can write for hours with that soundtrack playing on a loop).

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Danny grant October 21, 2011 - 6:56pm

I love writing to Clint Mansell's work. I've been listening to a lot of the stuff from Pi, especially a piece called "We Got the Gun". I listened to Inception's soundtrack for a while too.

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Danny grant October 21, 2011 - 6:58pm

Inception was Hans Zimmer, another great composer

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life October 21, 2011 - 8:37pm

I believe Clint also did the Moon soundtrack, which was good.

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Danny grant October 22, 2011 - 6:16pm

Ah yes, Moon!! such a great film. I listen to the "Welcome to Lunar Industries" song a lot. And Rockwell blows me away with his acting.
 

 

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading Stories of YOUR Life October 22, 2011 - 9:47pm

Sometimes I confuse him with Cliff Martinez- he was the first drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and has scored practically every Steven Soderbergh movie and, more recently, Nicolas Refn's Drive- because they have the same initials and kinda have a similar sound.