Noomi Rapace looked absolutely stunning at yesterday’s 30th Annual American Cinematheque Awards Gala, honoring director Ridley Scott. A roll call of friends and collaborators, including Rapace, Josh Hartnett, Sigourney Weaver, Katherine Waterston, Ben Kingsley and Kristen Wiig took the stage throughout the evening to offer personal anecdotes. Matt Damon presented Scott with the award. As he often does in these circumstances, Scott looked back to his art school upbringing when it was his turn to respond to the outpouring of love and respect. â€śI was almost dyslexic to anything but that which was visual,â€ť Scott said, recalling how poor a student he was until he took on graphic design as a chosen subject at Londonâ€™s Royal College of Art. â€śI had this intuition about film,â€ť he said. â€śI didnâ€™t know how in the hell I was going to get there, but I figured maybe set design would bring me that much closer.â€ť Over 100 pictures from the ceremony have been added to the photo gallery.
Horror Channel FrightFest unleashes a six-pack of cracking horror for their much-beloved Halloween event at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square, on Saturday October 22nd. The 13-hour trauma marathon includes five UK premieres and the world premiere of Ross Noble’s directorial debut. Shocktoberfest is here! First up is the UK premiere of “Bed of th Dead”, a crowd-pleasingly ghoulish orgy of sex and gore where four swingers become stuck on a haunted double bed plagued by terrifying hallucinations. Next in the panic-stricken line-up is the UK Premiere of “Don’t Hang Up” where an evening of prank calls puts two millennials in deadly peril when one recipient decides to fight back. After that comes the UK Premiere of “Cold Moon”, a chilling tale of supernatural vengeance from the dark imagination of Michael McDowell, esteemed writer of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare before Christmas. Then it’s time for a proper Halloween trick or treat with the UK Premiere of “Fear Inc”, about a sinister company promising to bring all your personal nightmares to life. At 8.30pm comes the UK Premiere of “Rupture” in which The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace is kidnapped and tortured to an extreme limit into another frightening realm altogether. Lastly, it’s the non-stop violent action movie currently wowing fantasy festivals all over the world, The Mo Brothers’ “Headshot” starring Iko Uwais from The Raid franchise as an amnesiac trying to regain memories about his sadistic and extraordinary past. For a full line-up and ticket sales, please visit their official website.
Noomi Rapace is not really going to have an easy time in “Rupture”, as today’s released trailer for the claustrophobic horror film shows. Steven Shainberg, best known for directing the erotic thriller “Secretary”, is writing and directing this one, which sees Rapace play a young mother who finds herself unwittingly abducted into a mysterious laboratory. There, she is drugged and experimented on by seedy-looking captors (played by Peter Stormare and Michael Chiklis). And so the escape is on. Popping along right around Halloween, Rupture arrives in cinemas and on demand from 4 November. The trailer can be watched in the video archive. HD screencaptures from the trailer have been added to the photo gallery.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has acquired a movie rights package from German film production and sales company Splendid Film. The multi-year agreement of which financial details have not been disclosed covers the exclusive pay-TV, pay-per-view and video-on-demand (VOD) rights for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Part of the package is the Noomi Rapace starrer “What Happened to Monday?”, which has been sold to Netflix as well and will be likely have its US premiere on demand as well. For any release, no date has been confirmed yet.
A bevy of Hollywood stars will be on hand to honor director Ridley Scott on Oct. 14 when the legendary director becomes the 30th recipient of the American Cinematheque Award. Actors from some of Scottâ€™s most storied films will share tributes to the director, including Sigourney Weaver and Kristen Wiig, as well as Noomi Rapace and Katherine Waterston, who both star in Scottâ€™s 2017 effort Alien: Covenant. American Cinematheque has honored a filmmaker each year since 1986, with the aim of celebrating an individual committed to making a significant contribution to the world of film. “To state it simply, Ridley Scott is one of the greatest directors in the history of the motion picture,” Rick Nicita, American Cinematheque chairman said in a statement announcing the participants in this yearâ€™s ceremony. “In a business where careers burn brightly and then flame out, the pure longevity of his permanent residence in the very top tier of directors is astonishing.” Hosting the evening is frequent Scott collaborator Russell Crowe, who has appeared in five films for the director, including Academy Award-winning best picture “Gladiator.” Matt Damon, who starred in Scottâ€™s Oscar-nominated “The Martian,” will be responsible for presenting the award itself. The American Cinemathequeâ€™s annual benefit gala will be held at the Beverly Hilton.
Welcome to the new version of Noomi Rapace Online. The new layout is a much-needed change for the site, which has seemed to take a bit of a winter’s nap. Fans and frequent visitors might have noticed that not much is happening, although Noomi has completed a batch of projects. Unfortunately, the majority of them (Rupture, What Happened to Monday?, Unlocked) are still awaiting a theatrical release, and it looks more like any or all of these films will make their way to on-demand rentals instead of a theatrical release. “Unlocked”, for example, has been filmed 2 years ago, and even with a director of Michael Apted’s caliber and Rapace, Michael Douglas, Orlando Bloom and Toni Collette’s star power, the film is yet awaiting any kind of release. Another project, “Callas” hasn’t moved an inch since its announcement in Cannes last year. Ditto the Amy Winehouse biopic, although at this stage I doubt it has been officially announced. So, the best way to to overcome this rather dry period is to stay positive and wait for news about the new projects being released. In the meantime, enjoy your stay and the new (and mobile-friendly) Noomi Rapace Online.
Netflix is in final negotiations to acquire â€śWhat Happened to Monday?â€ť a sci-fi thriller starring Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close, Variety has learned. The deal will close in the mid-seven figure range for multiple territories, including the United States. The project sold out of the Toronto Film Festival. Although it wasnâ€™t an official selection, â€śWhat Happened to Monday?â€ť was screened to buyers at several private screenings, where it received favorable responses. CAA packaged and sold the movie. â€śWhatever Happened to Monday?â€ť is directed by Tommy Wirkola (â€śHansel & Gretal: Witch Huntersâ€ť) and co-stars Willem Dafoe. Rapace takes on six different roles in a story set in a post-apocalyptic world where families are forced to only have one child. Producers are Raffaella De Laurentiis, Philippe Rousselet and Fabrice Gianfermi. The film was written by Kerry Williamson (â€śAlex Crossâ€ť) and Max Botkin (â€śRobosapien: Rebootedâ€ť).