The Fantasia Film Festival has posted a first look at “Rupture” to promote the film’s world premiere. While the dlip doesn’t give away too much, it looks odd and scary enough to be either really good or really campy. Besides a frightened Rapace, we see a scary Lesley Manville and an even scarier Peter Stormare. Here comes the festival’s additional Information: Award-winning, iconoclastic writer/director Steven Shainberg became an international indie film sensation with 2002â€™s extraordinary kink masterpiece “Secretary”, his second feature following 1998â€™s powerful Jim Thompson adaptation “Hit Me”. Four years after, he returned with the poetic and beautiful “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus”. Now, ten years later, Stephen Shainberg is back. Brace yourself, because sinister things have been brewing. The gifted filmmakerâ€™s first exploration into horror/science-fiction storytelling, “Rupture” is a dark and discomforting dive into a unique abyss that has the remarkable Noomi Rapace matching wits against Peter Stormare, Michael Chiklis, Lesley Manville and Kerry BishĂ© in a transfigured underworld of nightmares. Scripted by Shainberg and Brian Nelson (“Hard Candy”) and featuring stunning, colour-splashed cinematography by Karim Hussain (“Antiviral”). “Rupture” premieres at Fantasia on July 15, 2016.
What a whirlwind this new “Prometheus” production has become for Noomi fans, according to Deadline. Even though Noomi Rapace emerged from Prometheus as one of the few survivors and the one who seemed most to want to follow the adventure forward with Michael Fassbenderâ€™s character, it was long reported she would not be back to reprise her role as Elizabeth Shaw in Ridley Scottâ€™s next installment Alien: Covenant. Maybe that has changed. Sources say Rapace is in Australia and on the set to shoot weeks worth of scenes in Scottâ€™s film, which brings back Fassbenderâ€™s robot character and has a cast that includes Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride and Demian Bichir. Info is on lockdown, so weâ€™ll have to wait for the film to be released August 4, 2017, by Fox to see how it all worked out.
Screencaptures from two of Noomi’s lesser known apprarances have been added – both directed by Aitor Throup. The first in Kasabian’s 2014 music video for “Eez-Eh”, in which Noomi is stunningly filmed in black and white (and with a pelican, in case you’ve wondered). The second project is Throup’s rather obscure but fascinating short “Nowness: A Portrait of Noomi Rapace”, based on his New Object Research concept. Screencaptures from the making of have been added as well.
Photo Gallery – Miscellaneous – Nowness: A Portrait of Noomi Rapace – Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Miscellaneous – Nowness: A Portrait of Noomi Rapace – Making Of Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Miscellaneous – Kasabian – Eez-Eh – Screencaptures
Earlier today, Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy were spotted at the Audio Polo Challenge in London. The co-stars of “The Drop” and “Child 44”, both were in good company alongside director Yoann Lemoine, Hardy’s wife Charlotte Riley, Ellie Goulding, Luke Evans and James Nesbitt. To view all pictures from the event, click any of the previews below.
This year marks the 20th year of the almighty Fantasia International Film Festival. The first wave of films and special guests has just been announced and it includes Noomi’s upcoming superntatural thriller “Rupture”: Steven Shainberg, celebrated iconoclastic filmmaker behind “Secretary” and “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus” has returned to the directorâ€™s chair with his first full-on genre work, which we are thrilled to be unveiling to the world. “Rupture”is a provocative and startling sci-fi/horror/thriller about a single mother struggling to escape from a mysterious organization that have abducted her, starring Noomi Rapace, Peter Stormare, and Michael Chiklis. Produced by Andrew Lazar, Christina Weiss Lurie, Steven Shainberg of Tango Pictures, and Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi of AMBI. A premiere date has not yet been released. Many thanks to Marika for the heads-up.
According to Variety, Noomi Rapace is in negotiations to co-star with Will Smith and Joel Edgerton in Netflixâ€™s â€śBright.â€ť David Ayer is directing the pic. Plot details are unknown, but sources say the project will be in the same vein of â€śEnd of Watchâ€ť (which was directed by Ayer), but set in a world where orcs and fairies live among humans. Sources also say the story is not set in present day. Written by Max Landis, the spec became one of the Hollywoodâ€™s hotter packages after WME and CAA took it to buyers when Warner Bros. was unable to make a deal for the rights. Most felt that a major studio would land the project, given the star power and what reps were asking upfront for P&A. Netflix, however, swooped in, committing a massive $90 million for the budget, spending $3 million to acquire the spec. Production is expected to start sometime this fall with Bryan Unkeless and Eric Newman producing. Let’s hope this is more successful than the last Smith/Rapace announced project, “Brilliance”, which never saw the light of day.
Noomi Rapace will star in the science-fiction thriller â€śBoyâ€ť with Danish helmer Jonas Arnby on board, Variety has learned. Lotus Entertainment is launching international sales for â€śBoyâ€ť at the Cannes Film Festival. Mattson Tomlinâ€™s script for â€śBoy,â€ť which was named to the 2015 Black List, centers on a teenage boy who is born with special abilities and spends his childhood switching names and cities to keep his identity hidden. When his conservative, suburban neighborhood discovers the risk he poses and blames him for a mass, tragic event, he and his mother must flee from the authorities who are looking to destroy him and seek the trust and support of an underground rebellion group. Claranceâ€™s Motion Picture Capital will finance â€śBoy,â€ť which will begin shooting in August.