She’s finally here, breathing, speaking, Elizabeth Shaw. And yet my feeling tells me this is probably all we’re going to see in “Alien: Covenant”. Fingers crossed I’m wrong. As part of the Alien Day celebration, 20th Century Fox has released âThe Crossingâ, a new, official prologue to Ridley Scottâs Alien: Covenant that not only reveals the fates of Elizabeth Shaw and the android David after the events of Prometheus, but also stars Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender in their former roles. Thatâs a pretty big deal considering that this sequence is not expected to be part of the finished film, though it does answer part of the question of what Shaw and David have been up to on their spacefaring journey. But perhaps it reveals too much. Some recent images released by Empire revealed some curious scenes which we assumed were from Alien: Covenant, but at least one of them was actually from this new short film. Weâll break it down after youâve had a chance to view it, but let me just say that I love this particular brand of marketing, one that doesnât show off sequences from the film over and over again so that theyâre stale by the time you get to the theater. The complete article can be read over at Collider, screencaptures from the prologue can be found in the photo gallery.
UK fans make sure to grab your copy of the latest Empire Magazine, not only for a kick-ass cover story on Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” (no trace of Elizabeth Shaw) but also for a 4 page interview with Noomi Rapace featuring a stunning new editorial. A very interesting read. She talks a bit about preparing for each role with a new scent, confirms the upcoming collaboration with Ethan Hawke on “Stockholm”, and even a project that hasn’t been announced yet, about a female bodyguard. Digital scans have been added to the photo gallery.
We’re only weeks ago from the (hopefully extensive) promotion for “Unlocked”, and a first stunning new pictorial of Noomi will be released in next week’s Glass Magazine. She graces one of five covers for their “Goddess Issue” and is photographed by Hew Hood. You can get a glimpse below, make sure to grab your copy and visit their website.
A new tv spot for “Alien: Covenant” gives us some little bit more on what might have happened to Elizabeth Shaw. According to The Siver Times, Shaw was heading towards the planet of Engineers with the android David, incarnated by Michael Fassbender, to find answers. But since then, it has completely disappeared from circulation. Noomi Rapace is supposed to be in the cast of Alien: Covenant , but it is clear that for now, we have not seen it anywhere in the trailers of the film. According to Ridley Scott, it was at the beginning of the film that we discovered what happened to him. And now a TV spot titled âDr. Shaw â just sheds light on his fate. In the latter, we see especially the character of Katherine Waterston falling on an identification card that belonged to Dr. Shaw, Then a hologram of Elizabeth Shaw in person appears, while she is command of the Engineers ship. What is less reassuring is that a tail of Xenomorph seems to get him out of the back. Would it then be the famous Xenomorph? In any case, this would go in the direction of the scene teased by Ridley Scott at the Cinema Con. In this one, we find the android David and Elizabeth Shaw aboard the ship. And as they land on the planet of Engineers, the door of the ship opens and bombs that contain a mysterious black liquid explode on the inhabitants come to welcome them, melting them. Could this black liquid also be the source of Dr. Shawâs transformation? And would that be the origin of the Xenomorphs ? And is David David behind it all? Answer May 10th. Many thanks to Kent for the heads-up.
Here comes a first, quite suspenseful clip from “Unlocked”, which will be released next month in the United Kingdom. Noomi Rapace, Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom have been spotted last week doing press junkets, so we can look forward to some proper promotion for the film. Here’s the official synopsis:
Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) headlines the action thriller UNLOCKED. Once one of the CIAâs top interrogators, Alice Racineâs (Rapace) career was sidelined when she failed âto unlockâ a prisoner in time to save the lives of dozens of innocent people from a terrorist attack in Paris. Now leading a quiet life in London as a caseworker, Alice is unexpectedly called back into action when the CIA apprehends a suspect believed to have direct knowledge of another imminent attack.
Alongside Rapace, the stellar cast of Unlocked features Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, The Hobbit franchise) as enigmatic war veteran Jack Alcott, two-time Oscar-winner Michael Douglas (Ant-Man, Wall Street) as Aliceâs mentor Eric Lasch, along with Academy AwardÂź nominees Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, The Sixth Sense) as MI5 Agent Emily Knowles, and John Malkovich (Red 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon) as Bob Hunter, the CIAâs Director of European Operations.
“Unlocked” will be literally unlocked this May after being shelved for two years. I’m really excited for the reviews. In these new stills, Noomi is paired with the powerhouse ensemble of Michael Apted’s thriller – Michael Douglas, Toni Collette and Orlando Bloom. Click on any of the pictures to see all latest additions. Also, a new US poster for the film as well as the new poster for “Alien: Covenant” have been added. Edit: Four more production stills from “Unlocked” have been added with many thanks to Marinka for sending them in.
In the past few weeks, I have worked behind the scenes to bring a new, mobile friendly video archive to Noomi Rapace Online. The old one has stopped working a while ago on mobile devices, so I’m happy to finally launch the new archive. All the clips from the old archive are uploaded and lots of new clips have been added as well. From Noomi’s first appearance on the Swedish soap opera Tre Kronor to the December-releasing Netflix thriller Bright, all of her projects are covered with trailers, featurettes – as well as talkshow appearances, awards ceremonies, news appearances and television specials. My thanks to MonicaN for providing the plugin. Enjoy!