Friday, December 20, 2013

Noah Heads to Comics


Darren Aronofsky has made quite the name for himself in the film world, offering solid flicks such as Black Swan and The Wrestler. Now, he's trying his hand at one of the most fabled characters of all time in Noah and his rather gargantuan ark. It's not enough to just be a movie though, as he's teaming up with Image Comics, Ari Handel and Niko Henrichon to offer a graphic novel adaptation of the film.

“It has been a great thrill to see an artist of Niko’s caliber interpret the Noah screenplay through his own vision,” said Aronofsky. “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.”

This is Henrichon’s first major work since he teamed up with Brian K. Vaughan to create the critically acclaimed Pride of Baghdad. His signature style of sweeping, majestic panoramas lend an otherworldly quality to the pre-Flood world’s environment. Noah retells the story of the Sisyphian task that Noah is charged with of building an Ark large and safe enough to save a select group of humans and animals. Noah must evade the wicked forces that would see him fail and leave the world to ruin.

The book, which arrives in stores on March 18, 2014 and will be available for $29.99. It can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code JAN140537, ISBN: 978-1-60706-853-2. Full press release below.

NOAH, THE CLASSIC STORY REIMAGINED BY DARREN ARONOFSKY

The graphic novel co-developed with Ari Handel
and artist Niko Henrichon from the upcoming feature film

From Academy-Award-and-Golden-Globe-nominated director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler), Ari Handel, and Niko Henrichon (Pride of Baghdad) comes a fresh retelling of Noah’s Ark. Set in a fantastical world, NOAH tells the epic story of one man’s quest to preserve life for a new world. The graphic novel is based on the first draft of the screenplay for the feature film, NoahNoah, directed by Aronofsky, and starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, and Anthony Hopkins, hits theaters in March 2014.

“It has been a great thrill to see an artist of Niko’s caliber interpret the Noah screenplay through his own vision,” said Aronofsky. “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.”

This is Henrichon’s first major work since he teamed up with Brian K. Vaughan to create the critically acclaimed Pride of Baghdad. His signature style of sweeping, majestic panoramas lend an otherworldly quality to the pre-Flood world’s environment.

NOAH retells the story of the Sisyphian task that Noah is charged with of building an Ark large and safe enough to save a select group of humans and animals. Noah must evade the wicked forces that would see him fail and leave the world to ruin.

NOAH, which arrives in stores on March 18, 2014 and will be available for $29.99. NOAH can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code JAN140537, ISBN: 978-1-60706-853-2.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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