Robert Zemeckis, the director of Back to the Future and the man who made us care about a volleyball in Cast Away, is teaming up with NBC for a modern retelling of the story of Noah's Ark. The story will follow an engineer who is compelled to build an interstellar space vessel for humanity, as the end of the World looms. No casting has been confirmed but Daniel Kunka, screenwriter for The Black List, is on script-writing duties.