Darren Aronofksy's Noah epic was many things—Lord of the Rings wannabe, fanciful interpretation of biblical lore, not as controversial as it was made out to be—but a comedy it was not. Unified Pictures is looking to remedy that oversight by making their own Noah movie, and this one's going to be an all-CGI family friendly comedy. The focus will be on the animals, particularly a lonely aardvark named Gilbert who, according to the press release:

"becomes the reluctant leader of a ragtag group of misfit animals that need to be led to the mighty ark before the impending flood. Along their journey, they band together to conquer unforeseen obstacles, and ultimately, Gilbert discovers within himself the inner strength and ingenuity to prove that in a world of ‘twos,’ he was truly destined to be ‘the one’.

Ah, yes. Just like the Bible says. Kung Fu Panda director John Stevenson will helm the film which is imaginatively titled Noah's Ark ... Discuss

There are plenty of competing opinions about the usefulness of the Ice Bucket Challenge but, as celebrity Ice Bucket Challenge videos go, John Krasinski's (Jim on The Office) challenge to his wife, Emily Blunt, is one of the better ones ... Discuss

YouVersion, the immensely popular Bible app, just hit a very big landmark in a long string of pretty impressive ones: 150 million downloads. According to the organization's website, YouVersion is available in almost a thousand different versions and 679 languages ... Discuss

Feeling misunderstood is a big part of your teenage years. You're just trying to express yourself, but everyone takes it the wrong way. Take 16-year-old Alex Stone of Summerville, South Carolina, who was instructed by his teacher to write a short story and post it on Facebook. Alex wrote, “I killed my neighbor’s pet dinosaur,” and then added “I bought the gun to take care of the business.” Not the most imaginative short story in the world, but there are some intriguing details. But the detail that stood out to his teacher was the part about the gun. She promptly suspended Alex and then called the police, who arrested him. Of course, the police didn't find a gun on Stone, but you can't be too careful when the life of a neighbor's pet dinosaur is at stake, it seems. After he explained the story was a joke, the police let him go. He's still facing a week of suspension for becoming "very irate" when school officials questioned him about his "gun."

Teen years. Very confusing time ... Discuss

A Fijan fisherman happened upon a misplaced cell phone in a taxi cab, and on that cell phone was a shocking, extremely graphic video of five mariners being shot to death on the open sea. The victims are clinging to the wreckage of a small boat, and are picked off one by one by a group of men who are laughing and chatting on several larger vessels. The identity and nationality of the victims and killers and the location of the grisly events are unknown, but Interpol and multiple governments are looking for answers.

Though the phone was found in Fiji, a Fijan naval commander told the press "I can't say how we were able to verify the information but I can confirm that they are not Fiji citizens." Investigators in New Zealand identified one of the ships and suggested the victims may have been failed hijackers, a claim Voice of America disputes ... Discuss

Dr. Kent Brantly, the American Christian missionary who contracted Ebola while helping patients in Liberia, will be discharged from an Atlanta hospital today. Brantly and fellow infected missionary Nancy Writebol—who may also soon be released from the hospital—both received an experimental medication called ZMapp. Two of Brantly’s blood test looking for the virus came back negative. At least 1,350 people have died from the outbreak in West Africa, where, according to CNN, the maker of ZMapp has “sent its entire stock of the experimental drug” in an effort to combat the spread of the virus ... Discuss