In an ironic twist, Russell Crowe’s “Noah” film about a biblical flood, is put on hold due to the superstorm Sandy.
The films production in Oyster Bay, New York, and as well in Brooklyn, had to be delayed due to the storm’s arrival through the area on Sunday and Monday. Oyster Bay is located on the north side of Long Island, just outside of New York City.
Two large replica’s of Noah’s Ark had been built with one being on the set in Oyster Bay. As of yet there is no word as to the condition of the massive boat, after production of film was stopped ahead of the storm, and crew were evacuated. The area was expected to see high winds and some flooding.
The second Ark was built and being kept at a Brooklyn sound stage. The boat docked on the north shore of Long Island was measured at 450 feet long, is 75 feet tall, and 45 feet wide.
Co-starring along side Russell Crowe in the movie is actress Emma Watson, who tweeted on Sunday night, “I take it that the irony of a massive storm holding up the production of Noah is not lost @DarrenAronofsy @russellcrowe.”
The plot of the “Noah” movie is said to be of Crowe’s character being subject to divine visions foretelling the end of the world, Noah attempts to tell his people to cease their mistreatment of the earth in order to be saved. No one listens to his warnings, and Noah and his family are cast out to fend for themselves in the wilderness. Noah approaches a race of giant six-armed angels known as “Watchers” to rally them to his cause.
The big budget movie is being directed by the Darren Aronofsky and was expected to be released in March of 2014, but any damage to either sets in New York could but a wrench in the release date plans.