While prophet Noah built his ark to save his family from massive storm and flood thousands of years ago, Darren Aronofsky apparently faces similar condition as his "Noah" ark is in danger to be destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Los Angeles Times reports that the prestigious biblical film project must postpone its filming on Monday, October 29 because the storm threatens to damage the movie's colossal boat in New York.
Emma Watson, who plays Noah's adoptive daughter Ila, tweeted about the incident on Sunday night. "I take it that the irony of a massive storm holding up the production of Noah is not lost @DarrenAronofsky@russellcrowe @MattyLibatique," so the English beauty wrote. Aronofsky himself was using the break time to watch other films "Cloud Atlas" and "The Master".
Arnofsky's production team has actually built two massive arks for the pic. One is kept inside a Brooklyn sound stage, while the other is put in the water at Oyster Bay, New York. The outdoor ship is the one which is in danger to be wrecked by the storm since Oyster Bay will very much be in the path of Hurricane Sandy with local flooding and wind gusts of up to 63 mph.
The Oyster Bay ark is 450 feet long, 75 feet tall and 45 feet wide. The problem is, the boat is not designed as a seaworthy ship because the movie is expected to wrap filming soon. LA Times says that the ark was prepared to be used sparingly in the weeks ahead and was partially dismantled over the last several days. Paramount Pictures has yet to say anything about the issue.
"Noah" is slated for a March 28, 2014 release in the United States. It also stars Russell Crowe, Ray Winstone, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth.