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.
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.
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!
While “Rupture” has been released on demand and on Blu-Ray in most European countries, the United States are still awaiting its theatrical release, where it’s available to watch on DirecTV starting March 30 and is released in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD on April 28. To promote its release, a new trailer with some heavy spoilers has been released, alongside a news blip from Entertainment Weekly: In the science fiction film Rupture, Noomi Rapace plays a single mother named Renee who is deathly terrified of spiders and is violently abducted by a group of strangers. After enduring intense questioning and examinations, Renee discovers she is now the subject of an underground experiment and her captors believe she has a genetic abnormality that can potentially allow her to âruptureâ and reveal her alien nature.
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. Itâs now time to watch all hell break loose in a brand new clip that shows our humans in disarray after they come to realize theyâre not alone on that planet. Ridley Scottâs new Alien movie comes out May 19th, and we can only hope itâll be as good as the original. Whatâs 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, itâs 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 whatâs about to hit them. The trailer also offers us a connection with Prometheus, which becomes immediately clear: somehow, itâs the same advanced race of aliens to blame. And for those looking closely… still no Noomi in sight.
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.