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When the Bible Goes Sci Fi


Bible (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

If any press is good press because it keeps people talking, than the Bible must be doing its thing pretty well. Seeing as all these years later the world remains in a chatter over it’s contents. A world where Bible plots remain out of the big and little screen, is a world that simply doesn’t exist. Which you’ve got to admit is fascinating, even if it’s not your faith brand of choice.

Will Smith has for a long time been an alleged participant of the Scientology persuasion, but one of his many new flicks being rolled it soon is about the Christian religion’s Old Testament brothers Cain and Abel.  In a twist that is sure to have many conflicted in their approval, Smith is repackaging the tale that asks, ” am I my brothers keeper?” as a vampire story. Vampires are still trending right? That’s one way to put science in the good book, with the addition of fiction.

Another upcoming movie with a Bible complex, is the new noah’s ark movie, Noah. This one brought you by non other than famed Black Swan director, Darren Aronofsky. New Regency reportedly financed the $130 million dollar plus film. Initially a hard sell, not because of it’s Bible tale mainstream (that’s not new), but actually because of Aronofsky’s desire to keep the tone and nature of the story in as much alignment as possible. And the way he describes it is that,

Noah was the first environmentalist. The first to plant a vineyard and drink wine. (these Bible stories) Are not PG in any way. That kind of stuff got censored out of our religious upbringings.

Source: deadline.com and screenrant.com

Russell Crowe has signed on to play Noah. Rumor has it, beating out Christian Bale and Liam Neeson.

This should be edgy.


About maggie.

Maggie Barnes is a nonprofit and for profit business content specialist / social media consultant; and social sciences web writer interested in everything from psychology and sexuality, to technology, race, and economics. She is passionate about good communication and information accessibility.


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