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).
Public appearances have been a rare treat for Noomi’s fans these past months. Yesterday, Noomi was spotted at the BFI Southbank Cinema on the South Bank in London for the premiere of “Anthropoid”. Based on the true story of Operation Anthropoid, the historical drama is set to hit UK theatres this week. Pictures from the premiere have been added to the photo gallery.
While “Rupture” is still awaiting a theatrical release date (or an on-demand release), the film currently plays at film festivals throughout the United States. The overall consensus of these latest festival reviews promise a rather odd but well done b-movie, which seems to be still in the editing process. Here’s a compilation of its festival reviews:
Paste Magazine: Rupture is a film that can get easily muddled and complicated when trying to describe the plot. At its core is the transformative nature of fear. Noomi Rapace carries the film as a single mother, Renee, who is kidnapped by an alien enclave who insists they are helping her. According to these creatures, humans are capable of transcending their humanity by being exposed to their greatest fears, which causes them to â€śruptureâ€ť and essentially become post-humans.
The Hollywood Reporter: As a woman forced to be the guinea pig in icky science experiments, Noomi Rapace leads a cast with enough familiar names to attract attention; though this turns out to be more of a one-woman show than a roster boasting Michael Chiklis, Peter Stormare and Lesley Manville would suggest, the action suffices to entertain viewers who can get past a couple of oh-come-on-now plot contrivances. An enjoyable captivity thriller unconcerned with the occasional plot hole.
JoBlo.com: Rapace’s performance is good in spots, unexceptional in others. There are a handful of scenes where she really freaks out and they’re played with hysterical gusto. For some reason, however, Renee never really earned my sympathy, and maybe that’s just because she seemed less than natural in the film’s early scenes, which aren’t exactly authentic. I never bought Renee as a flesh and blood character, and part of that’s Rapace’s performance and part of that is we don’t really know much about her other than the broad strokes the screenplay (by Brian Nelson) gives us.
Screen Anarchy: Rupture is the latest film from writer-director Steven Shainberg (Secretary) and it had its world premiere at Fantasia. Shainberg often works with complex female characters and stories, and Rupture is no different. In the film, Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, Prometheus) plays a mother who’s abrubtly abducted one day after dropping her son off at the ex’s house for the weekend. She’s drugged and wakes up in the back of a truck en route to a facility where she’s kept imprisioned for experiements in fear. She discovers that she’s not alone as she tries to escape her captors, who inject icky drugs into her and speak with hardly any emotion in frightening tale reminescent of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
A couple of new production stills from the upcoming “Rupture” have been added to the photo gallery, while some previously added pictures have been replaced with better quality. Many thanks to Marika for helping me out with these. Enjoy.
Yesterday, Noomi Rapace attended the Serpentine Gallery’s Annual Summer Party in London. A couple of pictures have been added to the photo gallery.
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.