Contact Us

Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ Hits Theaters March 28, 2014

Darren Aronofksy on the set of 'Black Swan'
20th Century Fox

After struggling for years making films that only played to a limited audience, Darren Aronofsky broke through to the mainstream with the release of ‘Black Swan.’ It gave him the power to get a big budget film made at Paramount, and that film is ‘Noah.’ It now has a release date of March 28, 2014.

That’s an interesting slot because it suggests they don’t think the film will be an awards picture. It’s not that the Academy has a painfully short memory (though they do), but films that come out earlier in the year are on home video by the end of the year, and the studios generally don’t care at that point (partly because awards lead to more box office business). That doesn’t mean it’s cooked, but it’s not positioned well for awards.

What is interesting about the release date is that March has now become a big month for movies – but mostly for studio’s slightly weirder pictures. ‘John Carter‘ and ‘The Hunger Games‘  were both big movies, but it’s hard to say if ‘Games’ would have been as big if it were coming out against ‘The Avengers‘ or ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ For the last couple years we’ve been seeing big movies come out in March, from ’300′ to Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ so this is a good sign, all things.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://screencrush.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!