Earlier this year, director Darren Aranofsky was trying to find a home for his epic take on the Old Testament story of Noah. He was fresh off the huge success of Black Swan, but he was still struggling to find a financier for it. So, he decided to turn his vision into a graphic novel — a similar tactic he used when making The Fountain.
That graphic novel is already available in Europe and French publisher Le Lombard, features the cover and the first few pages of the book. (In French, sadly.) The 72-page book is available from the publisher at that link, for €15.95.
The trailer for the graphic novel gives you a good idea of the scope and look Aranofsky is going for.
Here’s the translated synopsis, courtesy of Slashfilm: “It was a world without hope, a world with no rain and no crops, dominated by warlords and their barbarian hordes. In this cruel world, Noah was a good man. Seasoned fighter, mage and healer but he only wanted peace for him and his family. Yet every night, Noah was beset by visions of an endless flood, symbolizing the destruction of all life. Gradually he began to understand the message sent him by the Creator. He had decided to punish the men and kill them until the last. But he gave Noah a last chance to preserve life on Earth … ”
Hopefully, this comes stateside soon.