Worried that Darren Aronofsky's adaptation of Noah might be somewhat disconcerting to Bible aficionados — and justifiably so, since there are four-armed albino angel giants running around — Paramount has decided to address the religious backlash before it starts by adding a disclaimer to all of Noah's ads, promos, and more.
The disclaimer reads as thus:
"The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values, and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis."
Thanks, Paramount, I had no idea where to find the biblical story of Noah. The Bible, you say? Go figure! Anyways, the funny bit is that Aronofsky's version is extremely accurate to the Bible story, since Genesis does mention things like "giants walked the Earth in those days" and of course, God did kill pretty much every man, woman, child and animal on the planet with a 40-day-long flood. The movie just kind of points out the ramifications of that action, which, amusingly, I think is going to be more than enough to enrage some people, no matter what disclaimer you use.
[Via The Dissolve]