Noah's Ark Film in Troubled Waters

A big-budget take on the biblical story has not tested well with early audiences.
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It's 7:44, with the latest on the upcoming big-screen adaptation of "noah's ark," hitting rough waters, so to speak. It's not out until 2014. But early screenings of the russell crowe film are getting criticism from religious groups. Dan harris has the story. Reporter: From "moses," -- to jesus. Bringing the bible to the big screen has often produced what hollywood holds most sacred, box office profit. Now, hollywood is putting its faith in a few take on an old testament hero, noah. But could this movie already be hitting troubled waters? It stars russell crowe, who apparently plays an edgy version of the savior of animal and mankind. The entire population of the planet perish. Reporter: The studio has been testing an early version of the movie with audiences across the country recently. And apparently, it has not gone so well. The scores have been quite low. Some members of that audience have found that the film is just not true enough to the biblical story. Reporter: According to "the hollywood reporter," many of the test audiences have been religious. While the movie was a hit with some. Darren aronofsaronofsky's story steers too fracture offcourse. One christian movie blogger who claims to have seen an early version of the script, wrote, it's an uninteresting and unbiblical waste of $150 million. It's a tricky thing to keep the christian audience and other faiths engaged with a biblical tale. We want to thank dan harris. We reached out to paramount studios and director darren aronofsky but got no comment. And the march 4th release date and we're talking about it.

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