In the book of Genesis, Noah’s Ark is described as being 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high. According to most scholars, a cubit is the equivalent of .45 metres, which would place the ark at about 135 meters by 22.5 meters by 13.5 meters (i.e. roughly half the size of the Titanic).
It’s difficult to tell the exact size of the ark in the picture above, but it looks like Darren Aronofsky is sticking closely to the specs laid out in Genesis for his upcoming Noah, which will star Russell Crowe as the 600-year-old saviour of the animal kingdom along with Emma Watson and Sir Anthony Hopkins.
“I dreamt about this since I was 13. And now it’s a reality. Genesis 6:14,” Aronofsky Tweeted. Of course, it’s important to remember that millions of dollars were spent on sets for Aronofsky’s The Fountain before Brad Pitt had second thoughts and left the production, forcing Aronofsky to wait another five years to get the project off the ground. So it may not be a reality just yet after all.