HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP -- Summer 2013
The emerging genre of "cli fi" movies, from "Day After Tomorrow" to
"The Road," is about to get some Old Word company early next year when
Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is released in March. Yes, that Noah, and
yes, that flood.
Some 5,000 years ago in the Biblical past.
That's where Aronofsky has headed, way back in time, to tell a cli fi
story set not in some dystopian future but via a dreadful, tragic
Starring Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins and a real Ark,
this is the kind of Hollywood film that will put Superstorm Sandy in
"Noah'' was shot on location in Iceland -- and in parts of Long Island
during Superstorm Sandy -- and the film is now in its post-production
Maybe that Biblical flood was a hoax perpetrated by some Hebrew
scribes, in much the same way the global warming is said to be a hoax
perpetrated by the good Al Gore as part of his climate shenanigans to
get rich(er) off polar fraud? Aronofsky, educated at the same Harvard
where Gore invented the Internet and was the male lead for Erich
Segal's "Love Story," has put a lot of time and effort in his "Noah"
project, as any quick take of his Twitter feed will attest. He cares
about this film, and he has put his cast and crew through the ancient
flood "event" in order to do two things: entertain audiences with a
vivid, detailed visit a terrible tale from the Bible, while at the
same time setting up a global wake up call about what humans are doing
to the climate today.
The 'flood" can't happen again? Think again.
While "cli fi" has been defined by NPR and the Christian Science
Monitor as taking place only in the present or near future -- in
novels such as Barbara Kingsolver's "Flight Behavior" and Nathaniel
Rich's Superstorm Sandy novel "Odds Against Tomorrow" -- in fact,
''cli fi'' can take place in the distant past, too. Even in Noah's
time. Even during the Flood, the flood to end all floods.
While the marketing for "Noah" has not begun, Aronofsky's cockamamie
idea to film a global warming warning call based on an imaginary
"event" some 5,000 years ago in the Biblical past. has legs. Long
This movie could become a global hit, and for one main reason, every
nation on Earth, is the direct path of the next big flood and it could
be curtains for the human race.
Sounds like sci fi? But this time it's ''cli fi," with a stellar cast
and computer graphics to tickle your Noahic imagination.