According to screenwriter, Brian Godawa, film director and producer, Darren Aronofsky wrote a “vegan hippy-like” version of Noah's Ark, which stars Russell Crowe.
But because the religious tale is getting a Hollywood twist, Godawa is disappointed with all the fantasy that's going into the film.
“Noah explains that his family ‘studies the world,’ ‘healing it as best we can,’ like a kind of environmentalist scientist. But he also mysteriously has the fighting skills of an ancient Near Eastern Ninja.”
The screenwriter added that Noah was portrayed as an "environmental wacko," and although he doesn't have a problem with the animal rights or vegan spectrum of the film, he does NOT like the darkness that comes with it.
However, Aronofsky defended his film and explains that he doesn't think Noah's Ark is a "very religious story," adding:
“I think it’s a great fable that’s part of so many different religions and spiritual practices. I just think it’s a great story that’s never been on film. I want to make a big event film, and I think it can be that.”
Hmm, there's certainly going to be mixed feelings about Noah being an environmental-vegan-freak, but what's the BIG DEAL?!?
Guess we're just gonna have to see what happens when the movie drops in 2014!!
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