Russell Crowe, May 12, 2010.
The big-screen adaptation of the biblical story of a great flood was just one of dozens of Hollywood productions in New York to have been affected by the unprecedented East Coast storm as strong winds and rain upended filming timetables.
Aronofsky, the writer and director of "Noah," called off filming on Monday and it is still uncertain what happened to two colossal boats that were built for the movie.
One is located in the waters of Oyster Bay, a small inlet on the Long Island Sound that was directly in the path of Hurricane Sandy. Winds in the area reached speeds above 60 miles an hour and there was widespread local flooding.
The other boat is in a sound stage in an area of Brooklyn that was also hammered by Sandy's harsh winds.
The outdoor ship is not seaworthy and was just used for filming. It measures 450 feet long, 75 feet tall and 45 feet wide, the L.A. Times reported. With filming almost wrapped, the boat was expected to be used only sparingly.
However, if the boat sustained damages from the storm, it may need to be repaired, which would delay completion of the movie's final scenes.
On Monday, Crowe tweeted: "Sitting in a Hurricane, just like any other day ... I'll wait to see what blows in with the wind."
Crowe's co-star Emma Watson tweeted about the incident as well: "I take it that the irony of a massive storm holding up the production of Noah is not lost @DarrenAronofsy @russellcrowe."
"Noah" is set to float into theaters in March 2014.
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