"I don't think it's a very religious story. I think it's a great fable that's part of so many different religions and spiritual practices. I just think it's a great story that's never been on film."
The director also believes this story, a big-budget re-telling of the Noah's Ark story, is his shot at helming a large-scale, massive production.
"I want to make a big event film, and I think it can be that."
We also reported last week that Christian Bale is being eyed to play the title character, although the director did not respond to that story.
Noah will be made on an estimated $130 million budget, although no studios have signed on yet to finance. Our report from a few weeks ago indicated that New Regency, Paramount, Fox, and Summit are all circling the project.
Noah was released March 28th, 2014 and stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Nick Nolte. The film is directed by Darren Aronofsky.