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As you can see, this is not one of the new international posters for the Noah film (although it should be), but I’m fully expecting a groundhog to play a prominent role in Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming film.  Groundhogs are amazing, after all!

I’m not holding my breath, however, as it seems that Aronofsky is going to be focusing more on the human aspect of the story from Genesis.   For those wondering more about the animal’s story there is always Thimblerig’s Ark, in which a con-artist groundhog named Thimblerig takes the lead role.  There is also a sage-like kangaroo, a couple of gazelles who have trouble admitting that they’ve got a thing for each other, an obnoxious duck everyone wants to strangle, a wild dog you would not want to meet in a dark alley, and a mysterious unicorn that keeps popping up in Thimblerig’s dreams.

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The problem is that Thimblerig’s Ark is still seeking literary representation, but nobody seems to know what to do with an upper middle grade novel about a bunch of talking animals based on a story out of the Bible.  But this is an adventure story with heart, inspired by an Irish pub song that explains why the unicorns never made it onto the ark, as well as the writings of C.S. Lewis, Richard Lewis, and George Orwell.

So, if you happen to be – or know –  a literary agent willing to take a chance, Thimblerig’s Ark might just be the project for you.  And I would bet that Darren Aronofsky, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connolly, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson and Sir Anthony Hopkins would agree with me that the subject matter is well worth your time.

Noah opens on March 28, so plan to be there opening night!  And does anyone know if Noah will make it to China?  I’d love to see it on the big screen.

Kudos to Aronofsky and his crew on what looks to be a fantastic cinematic experience!


And by the way – if the folks who made the original Noah posters happen to see this, please consider it an homage to your work.  You folks are doing an awesome job!

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