I’m keeping up with the trailers for this Noah film and noticed this disclaimer on the back of the most recent one:
The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values, and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis.
I’m struck by the power that these Christianee people have in Hollywood. Not only has their existence meant numerous films have been made for them, but many non-Christian filmmakers, can see the advantage in a guaranteed audience.
I’m also interested in the magnetism that these Christian-esque organisations have in managing to get movie companies to encourage people to read the Bible (not necessarily what Christians are commanded to preach). Despite this probably remaining a definite ploy to get the audiences in – ‘oh, they’re trying to be factual, we should give it a chance’, it stands to reason that things have change in recent years regarding the influence the Christianese have.
Remember, there was no such disclaimer on the Dreamworks Prince of Egypt film, but this was pre Narnia films, pre Sherwood Pictures, and — most importantly — pre George Bush. Hollywood have realised that Christianish people not only have the power to give films box-office success, they can also vote in a president.
Despite all this, it is evident that Darren Aronofsky (Noah director) has no such part in this molly-coddling of the Bible lovers, the director said to a crowd at the world premiere of Noah in Mexico on Monday, “It’s a very, very different movie. Anything you’re expecting, you’re f****** wrong.” (source)