GRAPHIC NOVEL: "NOAH"
An article in Movies.com on Aronofsky's fantasy Graphic Novel.
The Graphic Novel was written and conceived by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel with illustrations by Niko Henrichon. They used the graphic novel as an opportunity to shape the script for the film. It is like the storyboard for the March, 2014 movie. As Aronofsky described in Image comics,
“It has been a great thrill to see an artist of Niko’s caliber interpret the Noah screenplay through his own vision. The results are lavish. This take on the story is from the original screenplay Ari and I wrote, before we began the long process of shaping the story for the big screen. So it is a slightly different take on the material. This book, not merely a movie companion piece, will hopefully give readers a rare insight into the creative process.”
The official synopsis of the "Noah" the Graphic Novel:
“It was a world without hope, a world with no rain and no crops, dominated by warlords and their barbarian hordes. In this cruel world, Noah was a good man. Seasoned fighter, mage and healer but he only wanted peace for him and his family. Yet every night, Noah was beset by visions of an endless flood, symbolizing the destruction of all life. Gradually he began to understand the message sent him by the Creator. He had decided to punish the men and kill them until the last. But he gave Noah a last chance to preserve life on Earth.”