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Noah-Poster

This Friday 4th April sees the cinematic release of Darren Aranofsky’s Noah, an adaptation of the famous story from the Bible. Russell Crowe plays Noah, the man chosen by God to gather animals in order to allow the species to survive after the great flood.

If Noah is successful, it will no doubt mean an influx of stories adapted from the Bible, in an attempt to replicate its success. Here are five stories that are ripe for the picking.

 

The Creation

bible The Creation

What better place to start than the beginning? The Creation is, according to the Book of Genesis, where it all started. On the first day, God created light, and separated it from the darkness, creating night and day. Day two, he created the sky. On the third, he made the land, and turned water into the seas. He also created plants and trees. On day four, the sun, moon and stars were brought into existence, and then on the fifth day he created sea creatures and birds. Finally, day six came, and with it animals, as well as man and woman.

So who can bring such a story to the big screen? With no real narrative to draw from, it needs to be a visually striking film. Ang Lee, perhaps, can bring some of the beauty he imbued into Life of Pi into the project. He could intercut the scenes of God doing his work with some sort of narration, perhaps a modern day nursery school play. The beautiful images of the creation of life mixed with the innocence and enthusiasm of children telling the story could make for a very fulfilling cinematic experience. If not Ang Lee, perhaps Terence Malik, or maybe even visual innovator of cinema Alfonso Cuaron.

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