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First Look: See the ark from the upcoming 'Noah'

We won’t get to see Noah — director Darron Aronofsky’s take on the classic biblical tale starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Anthony Hopkins — until next March (watch the trailers here), but you can see the biggest inanimate star on set: the ark.

When it came to its construction, Aronofsky and production designer Mark Friedberg started with what they didn’t want. “We wanted to do something different—no floating houseboat with two giraffes sticking out the top,” says Aronofsky. “We also realized we didn’t need a bow or a keel since the ark wasn’t being steered.”

Friedberg imagined a vessel that would look more akin to a shipping container. “This thing is meant to be a storage unit for the living species of the world and to that end whatever detail there is should be functional. We wanted to convey this as an act of immediacy, as an act of desperation—that the world is going to end and we need to survive.”

See the Hollywood version of Noah’s ark after the jump. READ FULL STORY

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