God Gave Noah Instructions to Build an Ark. So Darren Aronofsky’s Film Team Built It. Literally.

Amid a hotbed of biblical filmmaking, Darren Aronofsky’s take on the tale of Noah is looking increasingly like a faithful blockbuster worth catching.

Amid a hotbed of biblical filmmaking, Darren Aronofsky’s take on the tale of Noah is looking increasingly like a faithful blockbuster worth catching. How do you build a thing big enough to house 2 of every clean animal on Earth? The filmmakers decided to follow God’s design:

Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch. This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark 300 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits. Make a roof for the ark, and finish it to a cubit above, and set the door of the ark in its side. Make it with lower, second, and third decks. – Genesis 6:14-16

It’s not in the Netherlands, but this setpiece is central to a great blockbuster. See how it inspires awe in actors and audiences in the clip below.