HOLLYWOOD – Darren Aronofsky has explicitly stated for the first time that his new film Noah actually started life as a prequel to the Cameron Crowe 2011 classic We Bought a Zoo.
Speaking EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec, Aronofsky seemed extremely excited about his new film:
We’ve done a good job. I mean I had to shoot around Russell’s performance a great deal, but Hermione put in a decent day or two and Ray Winstone is really cheap.
Talking about the origins of the project, the Black Swan director had this to say:
It started off as a prequel to We Bought a Zoo. Cameron was toying with the idea. He had something … a very early draft. It might even have just been a treatment. Anyway, he asked me to have a pass at it and I said, “Okay but what if we go back in time. Who was the first father who kinda accidentally/on purpose bought a zoo?” And just like that it came to both of us at exactly the same time: Noah!!!
Well, then after I had that as my starting point, the script just flew out. It was so easy!
Noah will be released in 2014.