Friday, November 2, 2012

Noah's Ark Sunk by Superstorm Sandy

Forget what you read in the Bible. Forget what National Geographic has told you. Forget what your Sunday School teacher told you. 

Noah's Ark did not float around the world while it rained day and night and finally come to rest on Mount Ararat in modern Turkey. It sank and you can go visit it's rusting hull in Oyster Bay New York.

The NY Daily News is reporting that the set for  the upcoming movie about Noah's Ark was severely damaged by Sandy the superstorm. It appears that God may have met his match.

Noah’s Ark may have been sunk by a modern day storm of biblical proportions.

The replica of the Old Testament boat to be used in filming of Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” may have been severely damaged at its Oyster Bay, Long Island, set by Hurricane Sandy, a source close to the production told the Hollywood Reporter.

“There are so many fallen trees [blocking the roads], we can’t get any confirmation [of its condition] yet,” said the source.
Production of the film, which was also shot in Brooklyn and Iceland, was abruptly halted two days before Sandy hit the area, as the cast and crew took to shelter.

Russell Crowe, who’s staying in Manhattan during filming, took to Twitter to tell fans that he was hunkered down with a pot of Yorkshire tea. “Aah Tea, it's the ritual perfect for Hurricanes,” he tweeted.

But Long Island didn’t fare so well.
In the immediate aftermath of Sandy’s swathe of devastation, roughly 90% of households on the Island were without electricity. And Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto told Newsday that the storm had set a “new record” for fallen trees, which have downed power-lines and crippled travel.

In “Noah,” which is set to sail into theaters on March 29, 2014, Crowe plays the titular hero, who is tasked by God to build an ark to save a male and female animal of every animal species before a torrential downpour washes away the rest of the life on the planet.
Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman and Emma Watson round out the cast.

“I take it that the irony of a massive storm holding up the production of Noah is not lost

Thankfully, Russell Crowe is still safe and photographers were able to make their way through the storm devastation to bring us a picture of him in 

I would have thought Crowe gave up doing seafaring films after Master and Commander. 

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