In the middle of January, Darren Aronofsky interviewed with ClothesOnFilm (a great blog I’ve profiled before) and let it out that he was working on a new comic book.
“…we’re actually doing one. It hasn’t really been announced, I don’t know if I should give you the scoop! But we’re getting there. We’re doing a comic book of a script that’s really hard to make and we’re going to do a comic version first and see what happens…”
Because the question referenced his scrapped Batman project, his answer was widely taken as a semi-announcement that he would be playing in the Batman universe once again. Turns out that he was referring to the medium more generally, and that it’s actually another of his long-shelved projects Noah, that will be getting a pulpy resurrection with art from Niko Henrichon.
Bleeding Cool landed the scoop and dug up a promotional video which was unfortunately listed as private. I found a YouTube upload on the artist’s website, which is embedded below (it’s currently unlisted but embeddable, and will hopefully stick around).
I’m glad to see Aronofsky finding an outlet for his dream project, one he has discussed for many years. Bleeding Cool believes this comic is a launch-pad for a film, something I’m skeptical about. When The Fountain stalled and Aronofsky commissioned the comic book version the result was beautiful, but I’m not sure if something like that was or would be enough to ignite as massive a project as Noah would have to be. I think we should just settle with being happy that we’ll get to immerse ourselves in this story at all, and if a film results- all the better.
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