We were already well aware of the fact Darren Aronofsky had was working with Ari Handel and artist Niko Henrichon on a graphic novel based on the idea for his film Noah, the $150 million budgeted feature recently given the green light with Paramount and New Regency looking to co-produce. We’d even seen some concept art as well as the video you see to the right here. However, we didn’t know much about how Aronofsky planned on telling the story or how he planned on approaching the material. Today we get a small glimpse.
French publisher Le Lombard (via CBR) released the first graphic novel in the series titled “Noe” and with it comes five pages for preview, two videos and the following synopsis of which I popped in the Google translator and returned the following:
As for the pages, I’ve included them in the gallery you see below and have translated the French to English, once again using Google translator so if it appears a little off, I apologize, despite going to the Cannes Film Festival the last two years my French is “non bon”.
Following the preview pages are these two new video pieces giving an animated look at the 72-page novel, which was released on October 7.
Where the project goes from here I do not know, but Henrichon recently updated his website (via AronofskyFilms) discussing the project and had this to say about the first volume (the following text was translated through French to English using Google translate):
To go along with that, I’m sure you noticed the second piece of artwork I found while touring Le Lombard’s site. Whether this is a cover image for the complete graphic novel once finished or preview art for Volume 2 I do not know. Based on the information on the page I’m guessing it’s the art for the complete volume and what exactly Noah is facing off against in that image is a mystery to me.