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If the first sneak peak of the upcoming blockbuster “Noah” is any hint, Paramount execs can expect a rainfall of earnings come the New Year.

The hype around this biblical epic has been growing for years, and the public can finally see what all the buzz is about, thanks to a trailer released last week. In the preview, Noah, played by a stoic-looking Russell Crowe, fights the mother of all CGI rainstorms, with a bit of help from Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly and “Harry Potter” alumna Emma Watson.

The film cost an estimated $130 million to make, and we’re hoping it was money well spent. Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think, and make sure to mark your calendars for March 28, 2014, when “Noah” hits theaters.