Previously thought to be a movie comic of Batman, Darren Aronofsky is actually doing a sci-fi version of the biblical story of "Noah" - in the hopes that it eventually will land on the silver screen.
The mini series, of the same name, will be four parts and illustrated by Nico Henrichon.
According to Aronofsky, speaking with the LA Times, inspiration came from watching the 1976 Sunn Pictures documentary "In Search of Noah's Ark" at a movie theater when he was young.
Aronofsky has been working on the screenplay for six years and once the new Wolverine is completed, the director will begin to look for a studio.
This adaption of Noah will not be the one you learned during Sunday School as Aronofsky states that Noah was "the first enviromentalist," a complicated character tormented by surviving an apocalypse as well as the “first person to plant vineyards, drink wine and get drunk.”
“I was stunned going back and realizing how dirty some of those stories are,” Aronofsky says. “They’re not PG in any way. They’re all about sleeping with your brother’s sister who gives you a child who you don’t know. That kind of stuff got censored out of our religious upbringing.”
Here's some art from the upcoming "Noah" due out sometime in 2012: