Well, that didn't take too long. Just a few hours ago, while writing about the brand new poster for Darren Aronofsky's biblical drama Noah, I predicted that it wouldn't be too long before we got to see some brand new footage from the film, and now Paramount Pictures has delivered. While the Super Bowl isn't being held until Sunday, the studio has already unveiled the spot for Aronofsky's film that will be airing between breaks in the big game.
It's strange to see a film that looks as epic as Noah compressed into an ad that is just a little over 30 seconds long, but it's hard to argue that it doesn't do as much as it can with the time allotted. I don't think that there's a single shot that last more than half a moment, but still it allows the editor to pack in a lot of cool looking material. How many trailers are you going to see this year that feature 50-foot water geysers shooting out of the ground into the sky?
Or a heard of strange animals being packed into an ark?
Or Ray Winstone screaming into the rain?
Or fire erupting from a sword being stuck in the ground?
Or strange stars falling towards Earth?
Aronofsky is easily one of the greatest visual filmmakers working today, and I can't wait to see what he does with this material. We've never seen him work on quite this scale before - even The Fountain only cost $35 million - so I'm dying to see what he can do with some real blockbuster money. It could wind up being one of the biggest spectacles of the year.
Noah is based on a script co-written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel and retells the classic biblical tale of how the titular ordinary man (Russell Crowe) was instructed by god to build an ark in preparation for an apocalyptic flood. The film features a talented supporting cast that includes Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, and the film will be in theaters on March 28th. For an extended look at the movie, watch the full theatrical trailer below. And be sure to come back this Sunday as more Super Bowl trailers arrive online!