Noah Crowe 1

Who knew sackcloth and ashes could look so great? Apparently Darren Aronosfky (or at least costume designer Michael Wilkinson). Recognizing that the bulk of the connection hear comes from Russell Crowe, these first images from the Black Swan director’s Biblical epic Noah feel a lot like we’re heading back into Ridley Scott Robin Hood territory.

It’s also partially because these pictures (via The Film Stage) are close-ups on the actors without much discernible background beyond “a forest somewhere.”

Obviously the films will be nothing like each other, and it’s interesting to see Noah and his family in something other than impossibly clean togas as is the artistic norm, but the likeness popped right out.

Is it just me?

And that Ray Winstone shot there seals it. It feels a bit like Noah is going to sail his cubit-measured ark right up to King Arthur’s Court. Then again, how do you design costumes for a drunk guy who allegedly lived a long time (no one knows when) before cameras were invented?

At any rate, the publication of these images gives me great hope that we’ll see a trailer soon. Considering that Noah is expected to flood into theaters March 28 of next year, that very well may be the case.

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