After visions foretelling the end of the world due to man's mistreatment of it, Noah (Russell Crowe) prepares for an apocalyptic flood by building an enormous ark. It will house the planet's wildlife as waters rise, but will the evil of man have any place in God's new world? Co-stars Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone and Anthony Hopkins. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan).
One of the last in the line of Seth (Cain and Abel's lesser-known sibling), Noah helps his family exist in harmony with creation, even as the environment is destroyed around them by the greed of mankind. After a vision depicting a doomed, drowned world, Noah seeks the help of his grandfather Methuselah (Hopkins), who entrusts him with a seed from the Garden of Eden that quickly brings a vast forest into being. With this raw material, Noah begins the construction of a vast ask with the help of his family and the Watchers, fallen angels now confined to Earth. But desperate men and women, led by Tubal-cain (Winstone) prepare to take the Ark, and even as a vast flood descends across the planet, those aboard have no guarantee of safety.
The story by Aronofsky and John Logan (Skyfall, Gladiator) began life as a graphic novel published in 2011. Producer Scott Franklin told EW, "Noah is a very short section of the Bible with a lot of gaps, so we definitely had to take some creative expression in it. But I think we stayed very true to the story and didn't really deviate from the Bible, despite the six-armed angels."