Not surprisingly, a recent report has confirmed that Darren Aronofsky will join forces once again with Clint Mansell for the scoring of Noah. The news regarding the biblical epic comes courtesy of Collider.
Clint Mansell has been a longtime collaborator with Aronofsky. His work in Requiem for a Dream, known as “Lux Aeterna“, has become a staple in the film world and Youtube clips. Similarly, without Mansell’s contribution, the rest of Aronofsky’s films – Pi, The Fountain, The Wrestler, Black Swan – would not seem nearly as haunting, human or desperate.
The director confirmed Clint Mansell’s involvement when speaking at the MarraKech Film Festival. He had nothing but good things to say about Mansell’s musicianship.
“We’re about to start [Noah] and I’m actually getting texts right now and I know it’s from [Mansell], complaining about something. But he’s a genius too and he cares, he puts his heart and soul and his love into everything. And he’s unique – different from everyone else out there working. He’s able to boil down the thematic of a film into a melody, into two or three notes. He captures the whole essence of a film in two or three notes.”
Clint Mansell’s work can be seen in more than just Aronofsky’s films regarding obsessive compulsion. He followed Sam Rockwell‘s mind bending revelation in Moon, Buddy Israel’s assassination in Smokin’ Aces, and even set the mood in the bizarre video game adaptation Doom (starring The Rock, of all people). The next film you’ll be able to hear Mansell’s work in will be the heavily anticipated thriller Stoker.
Since Mansell has always scored Darren Aronofsky’s work, his involvement in Noah has always been assumed. Along with Clint Mansell, the likes of Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone and Anthony Hopkins have also hopped on board.
Unfortunately, Noah is not set to hit theaters until March 2014. We’ll be sure to fill you in on updates in the meantime.