One of Darren Aronofsky's most intriguing ideas may actually come to fruition now that everyone with money likes him again. He wants to make a Biblical epic about Noah, who he calls "a dark, complicated character." Lest you think it has been forgotten between The Wrestler and Robocop, Aronofsky told /film that it's not only still on -- he's finished the script:

"I wrote it. Me and Ari Handel, the guy who worked on The Fountain. It's a great script and it's HUGE. And we're starting to feel out talent. And then we'll probably try and set it up ... [the budget] is big. I mean, Look... It's the end of the world and it's the second most famous ship after the Titanic. So I'm not sure why any studio won't want to make it. It's a really cool project and I think it's really timely because it's about environmental apocalypse which is the biggest theme, for me, right now for what's going on on this planet. So I think it's got these big, big themes that connect with us. Noah was the first environmentalist. He's a really interesting character. Hopefully they'll let me make it."

Now that he's in the spotlight again -- the deserved center of huge buzz and Oscar talk -- I suspect a studio may just make a grab for it. Surely, there has to be a studio president, somewhere, who really liked The Fountain, and wouldn't mind funding another epic by Aronofsky and Handel? We may actually live to see the day when a studio is dying to buy an Aronofsky movie.

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