Russell Crowe and I were talking throughout the making of the first film about the possibility of a sequel but the Bible didn’t give us much to go on. Basically Noah dies at the age of 950 after spending the remainder of his life gardening and watching Murder She Wrote so we had to think outside the box a little. Towards the end of the shoot Russell came to me with the idea of taking the original tale and setting it in the future and that’s how Noah In Space was born.
It’s very similar but we have made a few changes. Methusela (Anthony Hopkins) is killed in a lightsaber battle with Tubal-Caine (Ray Winstone) but advises Noah from beyond the grave. We’ve got a couple of wise cracking robots called Caine and Abel who provide the comic relief that we felt was lacking in the first film. What else… Oh, the great Samuel L. Jackson makes an appearance as a tough talking animal smuggler/space pirate.
Where’s all the slavery, racism, incest and the angels having sex with humans? They’ve cut out all the good stuff again!