Darren Aronofsky is ready to get biblical. Deadline.com reports that Paramount and New Regency have reached a deal to produce Noah, the Brooklyn-bred writer-director’s long-planned take on the epic Noah’s Ark religious fable, and are hoping to start production as soon as Spring 2012. John Logan (Gladiator) has been hired to rewrite the script from Aronofsky and Ari Handel, which itself is based on Genesis chapters six through nine. Genesis is currently repped by CAA.
Aronofsky’s previous film, the campy ballet thriller Black Swan, won Natalie Portman the Academy Award for Best Actress. Click on the image below to view our Natalie Portman photo gallery: