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In an ironic turn of events, the new Noah’s Ark film has been delayed by flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy.

The movie, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Russell Crowe and Emma Watson, was due to be filmed on Monday at locations in New York, but was postponed due to the torrential rains of the disastrous superstorm, The Los Angeles Times reported.

A 450-foot-long life-sized ark was built for the project, but because it was not designed to float, was forced to shut down in order to protect the enormous wooden set.

It is currently unclear as to whether the ark  sustained any damage during the hurricane.

"I take it that the irony of a massive storm holding up the production of 'Noah' is not lost (on) Darren Aronofsky (and) Russell Crowe," Watson wrote in a Twitter message.

Crowe also Tweeted: "Sitting in a hurricane, just like any another day... I'll wait to see what blows in with the wind."

'Noah' is penciled in for release in March 2014.