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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

'Breaking Bad': What will happen to the iconic props and costumes?

We’ll learn what happens to Walter, Jesse, and the gang when the final episodes of Breaking Bad begin airing on Sunday, but what has become of the Hazmat suits, that pork pie hat, and the other trademark props and costumes from the AMC series now that filming has wrapped?

EW talked to Breaking Bad production designer Mark Freeborn to find out.

“I think there’s [been] some gifting of small pieces [to cast members], but mainly the elements have remained intact and will be stored,” Freeborn told EW as filming came to an end back in April. “Some of the stuff is so iconic to the show that I know they’ll want to make use of it.”

True to Freeborn’s prediction, key items —  including those now infamous Hazmat suits, the pink teddy bear, and that copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass — are now on display at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. Visitors can view the “From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in Breaking Bad” exhibit until October 27.

Click on for a sneak peek at some of the weird and wonderful stuff on display in the Breaking Bad exhibit.


'Stoker': How the production and costume designers helped create an unsettling thriller -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

Image credit: Fox Searchlight

Image credit: Fox Searchlight

Stoker, the first English-language film of South Korean director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy), is creepy, twisted and just…off, and much of that tone — which Chan-wook calls a “gothic fairy tale” — was achieved through unusual costuming and production design choices.

The film reunited production designer Thérèse DePrez with costuming duo Kurt & Bart (who prefer to not use their last names in their work) who previously collaborated on the Allen Ginsberg biopic Howl. While Howl was grounded in the reality of a specific time period, the three designers were challenged by Chan-wook to create an “out of time” feel for Stoker. READ FULL STORY

'Revolution': The production designers on creating a world without electricity -- PHOTOS

NBC’s new hit drama Revolution is the narrative answer to a big “What if?” Creator Eric Kripke and fellow executive producers J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau have taken a close look at how much our society depends on modern technology. The resulting TV show presents the answer to the chilling question “What would happen if all electrical power ceased to work?”

Also playing the “What if?” game is the show’s production design team, creating a new landscape that manages to be both futuristic, speculative fiction and period drama. It’s a world that is both eerily post-apocalyptic and “sometimes bizarrely beautiful,” said Zack Grobler, who oversaw the production design of the show’s pilot.


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