Authorities in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain have announced that they will ban Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming Noah epic. Censorship officials claim the movie, starring Russell Crowe, violates the Islamic belief that prophets should not be depicted. Other Islamic states may follow suit. The film has also been controversial among conservative Christian groups in the U.S., who object to Aronofsky exercising artistic license when dealing with the Old Testament. Having played badly with polling audiences, Noah could well be a flop. But at least Aronofsky will have inspired some Abrahamic agreement.