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A 17-second trailer for Darren Aronofsky's upcoming film "Noah" was released today. The clips briefly show Noah underwater and of him beginning to construct the ark.
The release of the teaser comes after a three minute preview of the film leaked online last month. In it, Noah (Russell Crowe) informs his wife (Jennifer Connelly) that God "is going to destroy the world."
A man (Anthony Hopkins) confirms Noah's premonition and informs Noah that the flood is God's way of fulfilling his promise that "if man continued in his ways, the creator would annihilate this world."
Reports emerged last month that Paramount and Aronofsky, the film's director were not on the same page on whom would bear responsibility for the film's final edits. The film has already surpassed its original budget of $150 million due to the cost of its special effects, which are used to create all the animals in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Noah," which is set to open in roughly four months, also has allegedly received "worrisome" feedback from Christian and Jewish audiences in preliminary screenings. Knowing the high expectations of a religious audience, this feedback has incited more tension between the studio and director.
"Noah" will open in theaters on March 28, 2014.