files/pictures/picture-35.jpgWith Christian Bale passing, Michael Fassbender has emerged as the top choice for the title role in Darren Aronofsky's NOAH, reports Variety
. Aronofsky and Ari Handel originally penned the Paramount and New Regency production with a rewrite from John Logan (GLADIATOR). Aronofsky and his BLACK SWAN producer Scott Franklin are producing. Filming is set to begin in the spring.