June 25, 2016 | Updated at 11:28 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

'Noah' Movie 2014 Controversy: Director Darren Aronofsky Wins Battle Over Final Version of Movie [VIDEO]

'Noah' Movie 2014 Controversy: Director Darren Aronofsky Wins Battle Over Final Version of Movie [VIDEO]

By Vanessa Frith, EnStars on Feb 14, 2014 12:10 AM EST
Tag :   Noah, Movies
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Noah
Russell Crowe in 'Noah' (Photo : Twitter)

Director Darren Aronofsky has won his biblical battle against Paramount - the version of Noah that hits theaters will be his own.

Spoilers & Guests For Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Premiere, What To Expect From Jay Leno's Replacement

Following Aronofsky's decision to relinquish final cut rights in exchange for a nearly $130 million budget, the studio attempted to rework his upcoming film after it received mixed feedback from religious test audiences.

While the studio rolled out nearly a dozen different cuts in an effort to appease more people, Paramount ultimately decided to go with Aronofsky's original vision.

Read Cast & Crew Reactions To 'Supernatural' Season 10 Renewal

"They tried what they wanted to try, and eventually they came back," Aronofsky said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "My version of the film hasn't been tested ... It's what we wrote and what was greenlighted."

While Noah will follow the original tale as it is set out in Genesis, the Noah (Russell Crowe) viewers will see on screen is more of a dark and conflicted character, according to The Guardian. A dark Noah, along with viewer's mixed recollections of the actual story, led to some unsatisfied viewers. The film features many details that moviegoers may have forgotten, such as when Noah gets a wee bit tipsy after finally finding land.

The Black Swan director explained to The Hollywood Reporter that, while Paramount's other versions tried to correct these issues, they ultimately failed because there is no way to unravel the original sequence of scenes and still have them fit together coherently.

"My guys and I were pretty sure that because of the nature of the film and how we work, there wasn't another version," Aronofsky said. "That's what I told them ... the scenes were so interconnected -- if you started unwinding scenes, I just knew there would be holes. I showed it to filmmaker friends, and they said the DNA was set in this film."

The devout and the non-religious can assess the film for themselves when it hits theaters on March 18.

 

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

New summer episodes means a possible new summer romance for Phillip on 'Days of Our Lives'

Will Phillip Romance Chloe On Days of Our Lives?

New summer episodes means a possible new summer romance for Phillip on 'Days of Our Lives'

Simon Kinberg

Deadpool 2 Producer Gives Update On Script

One of the producers of 'Deadpool 2' gave an update on when the anticipated sequel might be in further development.

Behati Prinsloo

Behati Prinsloo Jokes About Her Baby Bump In Comical PHOTO

Behati Prinsloo's baby bump is getting so big she can't even see her toes anymore.

Lindsey Pelas

Lindsey Pelas Shows Off Her 'Fresh Face' Online

Lindsey Pelas is showing off her striking beauty for the world to see.

Dan Bilzerian

See Dan Bilzerian's New Pics In Europe

Dan Bilzerian seemed to have a blast in Europe.

Real Time Analytics