Director Darren Aronofsky Discusses Biblical Film, "Noah"

One of Hollywood's most vivid directors discusses controversial film about the end of humanity.
3:00 | 03/24/14

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Transcript for Director Darren Aronofsky Discusses Biblical Film, "Noah"
And finally tonight, a new movie that has everyone talking and arguing, even before it reaches theaters this week. It has been the favorite story for a lot of children in bible school. Noah and the flood and the animals. So, did one of Hollywood's boldest directors uncover secrets about the biblical figure Noah? ABC's lindssey Davis looks at what the movie says about the shape of the ark and the shape of the man. A great flood is coming. Reporter: "Noah," just like in the bible, is a man consumed by god's message. To save the animals from the deluge and start anew. It begins. Reporter: Now, one of Hollywood's most vivid directors. Aaron aronofsky, is bringing us his take on the end of humanity. Everything that happens in it is mythical. It's huge. Action. Reporter: Aronofsky says he's been passionate about the story of Noah -- That's fine, where David is. Reporter: Since he was 13. That's great. You don't want to mess with it. You just want to bring it to life and breathe life into it. Reporter: He says Russell Crowe's depiction of Noah, as dark as he is powerful, is based on the original text. I'm asking you to be a man. Just stood by and watched the entire population of the planet perish. He's not even nice. The first thing that Noah does after the ark gets to land is he gets really, really drunk. And that, to us, was a big clue. What kind of hero, after going through a huge adventure surviving in a victorious moment, after the dove and olive branch, gets so drunk he H gets naked and curses his own son. Reporter: Aronofsky uses the bible for the ark. The bible describes it as a rectangle. It didn't need a keel to navigate. It was constructed with one sole purpose, to survive the flood. This biblical epic, has been sold since time immorial, brought to be big screen for the first time. Linsey Davis, ABC news, New York.

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