Thumbs Down for 'Noah' From the Faithful?

A study of "faith-driven consumers" reveals that a vast majority won't be satisfied with a Bible-themed movie that strays from, and maybe even rejects, the biblical message. The concerns expressed in the survey could have serious implications for the forthcoming Bible blockbuster "Noah."

"Paramount takes liberties with 'Noah' that they would never take with 'Harry Potter,'" argued Barbara Nicolosi Harrington, director of Azusa Pacific University's Story Institute, in an interview with The Christian Post on Tuesday. Harrington, who also serves as a scriptwriter for Lionsgate's forthcoming film "Mary" (2015) about the first five years of Jesus' life, declared that "if there's a fan base for a source material, that fan base has a right to expect the fundamental meanings of the material to be intact."