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Darren Aronofsky's Noah Trailer Is Online

And the rain came tumbling up?

The first trailer for Darren Aronofsky's Noah is online, following yesterday's poster, and it looks like all those promises of a weird twist on the Biblical story will be kept. It also looks like the film will deliver on the promise of epic action, however, with Noah preparing to defend his escape ship against those who would steal it. Take a look.

Russell Crowe, of course, plays the ark builder who is inspired by a dream of the Almighty (it looks like) to build a mighty big boat. Jennifer Connelly is his apparently supportive wife, Douglas Booth and Logan Lerman his sons and Anthony Hopkins his grandfather Methuselah. Emma Watson crops up as a friend / love interest of Booth's Shem.

This trailer gives us our first look at Ray Winstone's barbaric opponent to Noah, as well as some idea of the scale of the movie. The water bursts up, out of the ground, in this version? We're not sure the strict constructivist Biblical scholars will approve.

In any case, Noah hits screens on March 28, 2014. Better lay in the sandbags fast.

UPDATE: The US version of the trailer, which has some different footage and dialogue, is available to watch over at Apple.