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Take A First Look Inside Darren Aronofsky's Noah

One of the most fascinating questions surrounding Darren Aronofsky's Noah is how the director plans on dealing with all of the animals. In the biblical story, God has the titular character gather up two of every creature on Earth in order to save them from the great flood. Obviously in order to accomplish this the director will need to use a big of digital trickery and CGI, but judging by a new photo from the set they will be using practical animals as well.

Cinematographer Matthew Libatique, who served as the director of photography on Aronofsky's Black Swan, The Fountain, Requiem For A Dream and Pi, has Tweeted a new photo from the set of Noah, and if you're not a fan of snakes now might be the time to look away. Labeled with the message "Pre lighting on the holiest day of the year" (the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur begins at sundown), the new image features heaping piles of various species of snakes as well as what appears to be either a crocodile or an alligator. You can see the image below and head over to Libatique's Twitter feed to see it full size.

Currently in production and aiming for a March 28, 2014 release date, the new film was written by Aronofsky and Oscar nominated screenwriter John Logan. The cast includes Russell Crowe (as Noah), Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Anthony Hopkins, Kevin Durand, Douglas Booth and Mark Margolis. While we have a long time to wait until the movie hits theaters, you can see more from the film, including the first official still, in our Blend Film Database.

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