‘Tis the season for production problems it seems as two notable movies have see their release dates pushed back and massive names are behind the delays. Yesterday we got word that George Clooney’s Monuments Men has been pushed out of 2014 Oscars contention and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street has been delayed until December. Oscar nominee Darren Aronofsky is also experiencing trouble with his upcoming film Noah which tells the biblical tale of Noah’s Ark.
Aronofsky is the mind and eye behind such prestigious films as Requiem For a Dream, The Wrestler and most recently Black Swan but his take on the Noah tale has run into problems and there are scandalous reports of in-fighting going on with the production which has led to a delay in the film’s release.
A trailer has showed up for the film but it has since been pulled off of the site Daily Motion, which showed about three minutes worth of footage from the movie. Gawker was able to get up the shaky iPhone version of the trailer which was shot in a theater which was then posted online before being taken down by Paramount.
According to reports, test screenings for the film has been met with a lot of eye rolls and frustration by executives at Paramount and Aronofsky is refusing to make a single cut to a film that is a nearing $130 million budget.