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  Frederik     June 02, 2017     Comment?

The French theatrical trailer for “What Happened to Monday?” – called “Seven Sisters” internationally – has been released today and it looks amazing! In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical septuplets (all played by Noomi Rapace) must avoid being put to a long sleep by the government and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own. Rapace is joined by Willem Dafoe and Glenn Close, so that’s not bad company either. Check out the trailer in the video archive. The French poster and new production stills have been added to the photo gallery.


  Frederik     May 15, 2017     Comment?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Noomi Rapace is set to take the lead in upcoming action-thriller Close. The film – which has been sent out to buyers ahead of Cannes, with London-based banner WestEnd handling worldwide sales – is based on the life of the world’s leading female bodyguard, and will see the Prometheus star play Sam, a counter-terrorism expert who takes on what should be a babysitting job; protecting rich teenage heiress, Zoe. But a violent attempted kidnapping forces the two to go on the run. Now they’ve got to take some lives – or lose theirs. “Close” is being directed by British helmer Vicky Jewson (Born of War), who co-wrote the script with Rupert Whitaker. WestEnd acquired the film under its WeLove banner aimed at female audiences. Whitaker produces, while exec producers are Janette Day, Braden Aftergood, Sarah Radclyffe, and producers’ representative Dennis Davidson. Rapace, who rose to fame as Lisbeth Salander in the original Swedish-language adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium novels, has also starred in Child 44, The Drop and Michael Apted’s recent thriller Unlocked with Orlando Bloom and Toni Collette. She will soon appear alongside Will Smith and Joel Edgerton in David Ayer’s fantasy actioner Bright, hostage crisis thriller Stockholm with Mark Strong and Ethan Hawke, and as Maria Callas in an upcoming biopic about the famed opera singer. Shooting on Close is due to start next month.

  Frederik     May 12, 2017     Comment?

“Unlocked” has been released in UK theaters last Friday and has entered the box office earning £258,000 over the weekend. The US theatrical release date has been set for September 01, 2017. Below, you will find a compilation of press junket interviews with Noomi, director Michae Apted and co-stars Orlando Bloom and Michael Douglas, as well as three new clips from the film.

  Frederik     May 07, 2017     Comment?

“Unlocked” has premiered in UK theaters on Friday. Reviews have been favorable to mixed, all describing it as a female Bourne-story with praise for Rapace (except for the Hollywood Reporter) and criticism on the plot – but not as bad as one would have feared for a film that has been shelved for over two years. Here’s a selection of reviews from the British press, highlighting Noomi’s performance, production stills can be found below.

Variety, Guy Lodge, May 05, 2017
As the Hollywood casting search for a new, rebooted Lisbeth Salander starts up again, spare a thought for poor Noomi Rapace. Having stepped aside for Rooney Mara in David Fincher’s 2011 film, the original girl with the dragon tattoo is still proving her mettle for the part in far lesser vehicles like “Unlocked” – an anonymously enjoyable espionage thriller that, for purposes of memory, all but self-destructs the second the closing credits begin to roll.

The Guardian, Simran Hans, May 07, 2017
Islamic State, MI5, a deadly virus and a neck-tattooed Orlando Bloom: screenwriter Peter O’Brien throws everything at the wall in this derivative thriller. Nothing sticks. With a cast of A-listers including John Malkovich, Michael Douglas and Toni Collette, not to mention Rapace herself, you’d expect at least one performance capable of cutting through the script’s sludge. Still, worth a hate-watch if only to hear Bloom’s former marine declare in full EastEnders mode: “I love a tagine.”

The Telegraph, Robbie Collin, May 04, 2017
The sheer flimsiness of every role here, including Rapace’s, means it’s rarely possible to see the highly recognisable cast as anyone other than themselves: in particular, the moment Bloom’s character first pulls off his balaclava to reveal the grinning face of Legolas underneath is a ludicrous ‘Only me!’ moment worthy of The Fast Show.

The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw, May 05, 2017
Noomi Rapace plays Alice, a CIA agent undercover in London; Michael Douglas is her handler; John Malkovich is the hawkish spy chief at Langley; and Collette is his testy opposite number at MI5. Alice is curtly called in to interrogate a jihadi intermediary suspected of being about to give the “go” instruction on a bio-warfare attack somewhere in the US. She’s about to break him – when something strange happens. Like so many thrillers of this sort, the movie blandly assumes that Middle Eastern terrorists aren’t smart enough to fool US authorities: it takes American converts and American spies. But this covert cliche aside, Unlocked is an entertaining genre thriller, punched home with vigour and attack.

The Hollywood Reporter, Stephen Dalton, May 03, 2017
Rapace has the kick-ass moves, but her low-voltage performance is too waxy and blank for a lead role. Sporting tattoos and a man-bun, Bloom makes a comically off-target bid to rebrand himself as a Jason Statham-type hard man, barking cod-Dickensian lines in a cartoonish mockney accent that will grate with many Brit viewers. Collette radiates twinkly androgynous mischief with her peroxide punkette buzzcut and cut-glass English accent.

  Frederik     April 26, 2017     1 Comment

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 “The Crossing”, a new, official prologue to Ridley Scott‘s 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. That’s 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. We’ll break it down after you’ve had a chance to view it, but let me just say that I love this particular brand of marketing, one that doesn’t show off sequences from the film over and over again so that they’re 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.


  Frederik     April 17, 2017     Comment?

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 “Dr. Shaw ” 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. Shaw’s 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.

  Frederik     April 14, 2017     Comment?

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 CIA’s top interrogators, Alice Racine’s (Rapace) career was sidelined when she failed “to unlock” 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 Alice’s mentor Eric Lasch, along with Academy Award® 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 CIA’s Director of European Operations.