Everyone loves irony. In this case, the level of oddity is so profound that it’s almost painful to process: The set of famed director Darren Aronofsky’s film “Noah,” currently filming in New York City, has been shut down due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy.
Yes, that’s right. The Hollywood depiction of the Biblical epic about a God-ordained water surge has been halted due to an influx of rain and storm water.
The Jewish Chronicle has more about a situation that seems almost too-good-to-be-true:
In what could be termed an ironic case of life imitating art, filming of a biblical epic telling the story of Noah and his ark was put on hold this week due to Superstorm Sandy.
Darren Aronofsky’s film, starring Russell Crowe as Noah, was due to be filmed on Monday at locations in New York.
Cast and crew stayed away following warnings about the path of the storm, and two arks built for the production were docked, one in Brooklyn and the other in Oyster Bay in Long Island, an area hit by the storm.
While one of the ships was safely protected inside of a Brooklyn sound stage, the other, quite obviously, was on the water and in the path of the storm. The latter ship, though on the water, was not built to actually set sail. The massive vessel measures 450 feet in length, is 75 feet tall and 45 feet wide.
Despite filming now, “Noah” is not due in theaters until early 2014.