Noah’s ark ducks the storm

November 1, 2012
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In what could be termed an ironic case of life imitating art, filming of a biblical epic telling the story of Noah and his ark was put on hold this week due to Superstorm Sandy.

Darren Aronofsky’s film, starring Russell Crowe as Noah, was due to be filmed on Monday at locations in New York. But cast and crew stayed away following warnings about the path of the storm, and two arks built for the production were docked, one in an area hit by the storm.

Although industry experts had expected Mr Aronofsky to make the film using a CGI ark, in July the director hinted he wanted a physical set by tweeting “Genesis 6: 14”, which says: “So make yourself an ark of cypress wood…”

Last updated: 2:13pm, November 1 2012