Article courtesy Empire. As Sir Ridley Scott prepares for the launch of his enormously satisfying sci-fi flick, The Martian, heâ€™s been talking, mostly to HeyUGuys, about his next movie: the sequel to Prometheus. Yesterday, he revealed that the title of the film was actually Alien: Paradise Lost, linking it directly to the franchise he started back in 1979. But it also set tongues wagging: what did this title mean? How do things tie into the Alien world? What does this mean for Neill Blomkampâ€™s mooted Alien sequel? And what the heck is going to happen to the disembodied head of Michael Fassbenderâ€™s David? Well, we spoke to Sir Ridley this afternoon (hear the full interview on next weekâ€™s Empire Podcast) and got some answers to those burning questions. On the title change, Sir Ridley said it had been a long time coming. At one point, Paradise was a possible title for Prometheus, but its origins stretch back further than that: â€śYears ago, I kept mulling over what Alien 2 could be. I was fiddling around with some ideas. I was always fascinated with why this thing [the xenomorph] would be made, by whom, and for what purpose? The planet it was on â€“ and I was looking at the dark side of the moon â€“ would be called Paradise. Paradise is a very ominous word…â€ť Read full story »
Noomi’s next film is called “What Happened to Monday?”, but any fan’s question these days might rather be what happened to Noomi? She hasn’t been since since the Cannes Film Festival in May, and the answer is simple – work. Exciting for us, exhausting for Noomi, she is currently in Romania playing seven characters in the futuristic thriller by Tommy Wirkola. On Thursday, a press conference was held with the director as well as Noomi and co-stars Willem Dafoe and Clara Read. A news segment from the Romanian TV Neptun can be watched in the video archive, a couple of snapshots have been added to the photo gallery. Many thanks to Marinka for the heads-up!
Article courtesy The Playlist: At this rate, all we need is a formal announcement from 20th Century Fox, because it really does look like “Prometheus 2” is happening very soon. Rumors first surfaced earlier this month when it was reported that production would begin in January, and a couple of weeks later there was chatter that Ridley Scott was insisting to the studio that his movie be made first before Neill Blomkamp’s “Alien 5.” Now comes word from the man himself that he’s returning space following “The Martian.” Empire recently got the chance to talk to Scott and Matt Damon about their upcoming “The Martian,” and when talked turned to the release date of the film being moved ahead (it was originally scheduled for next spring), an interesting revelation surfaced. â€śRidley was done with the movie about two weeks after we shot!â€ť Damon said about the director’s cool-under-fire reaction to the change. â€śI was already on to my next movie!â€ť Scott stated. â€śI was starting to look for locations for my next movie, which is ‘Prometheus 2.’ â€ť So, if “Prometheus 2” is indeed shooting in January, it seems some legwork has already quietly been done. Again Fox hasn’t said anything yet but it seems it’s just a formality at this point. So, a return to the world of “Prometheus” in 2017? Looks like that’s a safe assumption.
Willem Dafoe has joined the cast of Noomi Rapace-starrer What Happened to Monday? The film, directed by Tommy Wirkola, has started shooting in Bucharest at the Castel Film Studios. Dafoe and Rapace are joined by Glenn Close in the sci-fi action thriller, which takes place in a not-so-distant future. Marwan Kenzari, Christian Rubeck and Pal Sverre Hagen have also boarded the project. In a future where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy, seven identical sisters live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman, enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman. Taught by their grandfather who raised and named them â€” Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday â€” each can go outside once a week as their common identity, but are only free to be themselves in the prison of their own apartment. That is until, one day, Monday does not come home.
In the upcoming sci-fi thriller Rupture, Noomi Rapace plays a single mother who is abducted by a mysterious organization that then informs her that humanity is facing an unsettling threat from within. And based on Entertainment Weekly‘s exclusive first look at the film, the organizationâ€”made up of co-stars Michael Chiklis, Kerri BishĂ©, and Ari Millen – appears to do more than just talk to Rapace. Directed by Steven Shainberg, Rupture also stars Peter Stormare and Lesley Manville. Many thanks to Marika for the heads-up. Also, the film’s producer Andrea Iervolino has posted two fabulous on-set pictures on his website.
What Happened to Monday?, a new sci-fi thriller directed by Norwegian Tommy Wirkola and starring Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close, will be shot in Romania. Filming will start this July, and scenes will be shot in Castel studios, in Bucharest and several locations across the country, according to Bogdan Moncea, marketing director Castel Film, cited by local Mediafax. In What Happened to Monday? Rapace plays the multiple roles of septuplet sisters who live in a world where families are allowed to have only one child, so the sisters have to remain hidden. The sisters are named after the days of the week. All goes well until one day when Monday doesnâ€™t return home.
Peter Stormare, Michael Chiklis, Kerry BishĂ©, Lesley Manville and Ari Millen have joined Noomi Rapace on the sci-fi adventure thriller that began shooting in Toronto on Tuesday. Rapace plays a single mother abducted by a mysterious organisation who reveal to her that humanity faces an threat from within. Steven Shainberg directs Rupture from a screenplay by Brian Nelson based on a story by Shainberg and Nelson. AMBI Pictures principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi produce alongside American Sniper producer Andrew Lazar and Christina Weiss Lurie of Tango Pictures Production, the company they formed with Shainberg. AMBI Distribution handles world sales.