March 17th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

In advance of Alien: Covenant arriving in theaters on May 19, director Ridley Scott joined stars Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride at the SXSW Film Festival for a screening of the original Alien, followed by new footage from Alien: Covenant. It was there that Fandango caught up with the trio to talk a little more about Covenant and how it differs from Prometheus (it’ll be gorier!), as well as how it all connects to Scott’s original 1979 Alien movie. Scott referenced both Fassbender’s android character David, as well as Noomi Rapace’s character, Elizabeth Shaw. They were the only two left alive at the end of Prometheus, and we cut away from the duo as they begin their search for the Engineers’ home world. We’ve known for a while that Rapace would return in some form for Covenant, but how and in what way remains a mystery. So we asked Scott how, exactly, Rapace would return. “Yes, in a way,” he said, confirming she’ll be in the film. “Not fully, but in a way. She was integral to what David carried out later.” Based on those comments it would appear David did something to her or used her in some way that will prove to be a central plot point as far as what David has been up to since we last saw him. You’ll see!” Waterston added.

“There are certain things you don’t want to know. You don’t want to know that!” Recently, Scott said he could continue making Alien movies as long as there’s an appetite for them, and that the next film is already written. We tried to ask him just how many were on the books now, and we warn you that the following may be a bit spoilery… “There will be another one before we kind of literally and logically, clockwise, back into the rear back head of [the original] Alien,” he said. We asked Scott what the timeline looked like – would it be Prometheus, Covenant and then this next movie before we arrive at the events of the original Alien. That’s when the answer became a bit foggy as it appears he slips in the title for another movie we haven’t seen yet and positions it between Prometheus and Covenant. “It will go Prometheus, Awakening, Covenant.. fairly integral where this colonization ship is on the way….” Waterston cut in again to stop Scott from spoiling any more information. “You’re giving away too much!” she screamed. “But yes, there will be more after this. I think that was the question.” To which Scott replied, “If this is successful, and then the next one, and then there will definitely be three more.” While those answers all seemed like they came in pieces, what we got out of it was that there may be another Alien movie called Alien: Awakening, and it may either come after the events of Covenant or between Prometheus and Covenant. And that the next one would complete a trilogy, at which time Scott has another three Alien films in his mind.

  March 10th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Michael Mann’s Ferrari is revving again, two years after first discussions with Christian Bale in the lead. Now, Hugh Jackman is in talks to play Enzo Ferrari, and Noomi Rapace to play his estranged wife Linda. Their relationship, as fiery and combustible as the race cars that Ferrari designed, plays a big part in the script Mann wrote. They have loosely been discussing this teaming for months, and now things are starting to move for a summer 2018 production start. This comes as Jackman’s final Wolverine turn, Logan, has become a box office juggernaut, grossing north of $250 million worldwide in its first week and about to pass $100 million in domestic grosses. Ferrari is the drama Mann started in partnership with the late director Sydney Pollack almost 17 years ago. The film takes place in 1957, a year where passion, failure, success and death and life all collided in Ferrari’s battle for supremacy against rival Maserati. Christian Bale was going to play Ferrari two years ago, but developed health concerns when he began putting on weight. That should be easier for Jackman. He is a close physical match for Ferrari, and no longer has to obsessively count every calorie and bench press rep. Never has a star showed up as consistently ripped for such a sustained period, as Jackman has for the entirety of his Wolverine appearances in the X-Men films and the spinoff trilogy that concluded with Logan. The reward here could be a few bowls of pasta, playing the Italian automotive icon.

  March 9th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Better late then never, here’s an update on the February 26 free screening of the Oscar-winning “The Salesman” at Trafalgar Square, which Noomi attended. Celebrities, activists and film buffs have joined forces for a movie screening in Trafalgar Square in an impassioned protest against Donald Trump’s travel ban. Model Lily Cole is among Mariella Frostrup, director Mike Leigh and Blur frontman Damon Albarn at the UK premiere of The Salesman, which is up for best foreign language film at the Oscars. Asghar Farhadi, the drama’s Iranian director who won an Academy Award in 2012, is boycotting the star-studded event in California over Mr Trump’s travel ban, which bars people from seven Muslim-majority countries entering America. Lily Cole told the crowd of some 10,000 protesters Trump’s travel ban is ‘unnecessary in this day and age’ because cities like London are ‘wonderfully open’, and warned we may yet see ‘more ludicrous policies’. Khan took to the stage, and after a few microphone issues which prevented him being heard, declared to loud cheers: ‘President Trump can’t silence me.’

  March 1st, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

We got to see an extended Alien: Covenant prologue a few days ago, one that focused on the many unimportant characters who will die horrible deaths at the hand of an incredibly scary creature on the new planet they plan to colonize. It’s now time to watch all hell break loose in a brand new clip that shows our humans in disarray after they come to realize they’re not alone on that planet. Ridley Scott’s new Alien movie comes out May 19th, and we can only hope it’ll be as good as the original. What’s pretty clear from this trailer is that the scary-looking Alien is back. Well, technically, everything in Alien: Covenant happens before the original Alien movie. That pretty much means the Aliens will likely win this battle, no matter how many of them die. From the looks of this new trailer, it’s going to be pretty difficult to kill one of these bastards. As always, the human characters and their handy Android, will not be ready for what’s about to hit them. The trailer also offers us a connection with Prometheus, which becomes immediately clear: somehow, it’s the same advanced race of aliens to blame. And for those looking closely… still no Noomi in sight.

  February 27th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

As streaming services increasingly muscle in on traditional distributors’ turf, we’re seeing more from the likes if Netflix and Amazon. The former even ran a trailer for one of its original movies during the Oscars on Sunday night, so get your first proper look at David Ayer’s Bright, starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace. Max Landis’ original concept script blends fantasy mythology with End Of Watch-style cop action, as Smith and Edgerton are playing a human and an orc who must outrun the authorities, criminals and a variety of supernatural beings to protect a powerful magic wand. Lucy Fry is Tikka, a young elf with her own magical abilities who comes into possession of the wand and needs the leads’ help when dark forces try to hunt her down. From the first glimpse of the film, it’s certainly interesting, with a cast that also includes Edgar Ramirez and Ike Barinholtz. It’ll hit Netflix in December.

  February 20th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Noomi Rapace has been a fixture on the London Fashion Week circle, and 2017 is no different. Yesterday and today, Noomi was invited to the front rows at Roland Mouret, Versus and Mulberry. Pictures from all three appearances have been added to the photo gallery.



Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2017 – London Fashion Week – Mulberry
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2017 – London Fashion Week – Versus
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2017 – London Fashion Week – Roland Mouret

  February 15th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

According to Bloody Disgusting, the sci-fi thriller “What Happened to Monday?”, which was filmed in July 2015 at the Castel Film Studios in Bucharest, has been retitled to “Seven Sisters” for its international release, locked for France this coming August. “Dead Snow” and “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”‘s Tommy Wirkola directed the feature, “Set in a world where families are allowed only one child due to overpopulation, a resourceful set of seven identical sisters must avoid governmental execution and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.” Noomi Rapace plays all seven sisters, who are named after the days of the week. Willem Dafoe and Glenn Close also star in the film, with Marwan Kenzari, Christian Rubeck and Pal Sverre Hagen. Close plays the fierce head of the Child Allocation Bureau, Nicolette Cayman. It was produced by Vendome Pictures and Raffaella Productions and fully financed by SND, which will handle French distribution rights as well as international sales. The script was written by Kerry Williamson and Max Botkin. Watch for a U.S. release as it comes in.

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