Great news, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Paramount Pictures has picked up distribution rights to Michael Mannâ€™s long-in-the-works Ferrari project, titled Enzo Ferrari. At the same time, Noomi Rapace is in talks to star opposite Christian Bale, who will play Enzo Ferrari, the Italian auto mogul. The long-gestating project finally got traction when it secured funding from Vendian and YooZoo Bliss Film Fund. YooZoo will distribute the movie in China, while Vincent Maravalâ€™s Insiders will begin selling territories at AFM. The project adapts the 1991 book Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races, the Machine, written by Brock Yates. The book recounted Ferrariâ€™s ascent â€” working for Alfa Romeo, first as a racer and then as a developer, founding his own company in 1947, racing victories in the ’50s and ’60s, letting Fiat slowly take control of the company. But it also showed Ferrari’s tyrannical and manipulative nature, how he pushed drivers to the breaking point (and even death), his hatred of his lifelong marriage and his many affairs. If a deal is made, Rapace would play Ferrariâ€™s wife, Laura Dominica. The project is eyeing an $80 million budget, although Mann has a tendency to skid his numbers higher when actual shooting starts.
I’ve finally gotten my hands on the Blu-Ray of “Child 44” (available everywhere by now) and have added over 1.000 high quality screencaptures to the photo gallery. The film is not as bad as the critical consensus has sounded, but if you have read the book you wonder why much of its potential has been wasted. Please be aware that the screencaptures contain major spoilers.
It’s been very quiet around Noomi since May – which is not correct, because Noomi has been working non-stop since this time. On the other hand, that means no appearances or anything new to report. So what better time to dig down the archives and bring some new older scans to the photo gallery. Scans range from 2009 to 2015 and cover the European promotions for Sherlock Holmes, Prometheus and Child 44. Many thanks to Alvaro for guiding most of these articles my way. Very appreciated! To launch all latest scans, click any of the previews below.
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Metro (Sweden, May 08, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Total Film (United Kingdom, December 2014)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2012 – In Magasinet (Sweden, June 2012)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2012 – Evening Standard (United Kindgom, June 01, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2012 – Imagenes Magazine (Spain, June 2012)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2012 – Cinemania Magazine (Spain, January 2012)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2012 – Empire Magazine (United Kingdom, January 2012)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2012 – Fotogramas Magazine (Spain, January 2012)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2012 – Imagenes Magazine (Spain, January 2012)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2011 – Odeon (United Kingdom, December 2011)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2011 – Best Movie International (United Kingdom, November 2011)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2011 – Entertainment Weekly (USA, June 2011)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2011 – Entertainment Weekly (USA, January 28, 2011)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2009 – Cinema Magazine (Sweden, August 2009)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2009 – Elle Magazine (Sweden, February 2009)
Article courtesy Empire. As Sir Ridley Scott prepares for the launch of his enormously satisfying sci-fi flick, The Martian, heâ€™s been talking, mostly to HeyUGuys, about his next movie: the sequel to Prometheus. Yesterday, he revealed that the title of the film was actually Alien: Paradise Lost, linking it directly to the franchise he started back in 1979. But it also set tongues wagging: what did this title mean? How do things tie into the Alien world? What does this mean for Neill Blomkampâ€™s mooted Alien sequel? And what the heck is going to happen to the disembodied head of Michael Fassbenderâ€™s David? Well, we spoke to Sir Ridley this afternoon (hear the full interview on next weekâ€™s Empire Podcast) and got some answers to those burning questions. On the title change, Sir Ridley said it had been a long time coming. At one point, Paradise was a possible title for Prometheus, but its origins stretch back further than that: â€śYears ago, I kept mulling over what Alien 2 could be. I was fiddling around with some ideas. I was always fascinated with why this thing [the xenomorph] would be made, by whom, and for what purpose? The planet it was on â€“ and I was looking at the dark side of the moon â€“ would be called Paradise. Paradise is a very ominous word…â€ť
Noomi’s next film is called “What Happened to Monday?”, but any fan’s question these days might rather be what happened to Noomi? She hasn’t been since since the Cannes Film Festival in May, and the answer is simple – work. Exciting for us, exhausting for Noomi, she is currently in Romania playing seven characters in the futuristic thriller by Tommy Wirkola. On Thursday, a press conference was held with the director as well as Noomi and co-stars Willem Dafoe and Clara Read. A news segment from the Romanian TV Neptun can be watched in the video archive, a couple of snapshots have been added to the photo gallery. Many thanks to Marinka for the heads-up!
Article courtesy The Playlist: At this rate, all we need is a formal announcement from 20th Century Fox, because it really does look like “Prometheus 2” is happening very soon. Rumors first surfaced earlier this month when it was reported that production would begin in January, and a couple of weeks later there was chatter that Ridley Scott was insisting to the studio that his movie be made first before Neill Blomkamp’s “Alien 5.” Now comes word from the man himself that he’s returning space following “The Martian.” Empire recently got the chance to talk to Scott and Matt Damon about their upcoming “The Martian,” and when talked turned to the release date of the film being moved ahead (it was originally scheduled for next spring), an interesting revelation surfaced. â€śRidley was done with the movie about two weeks after we shot!â€ť Damon said about the director’s cool-under-fire reaction to the change. â€śI was already on to my next movie!â€ť Scott stated. â€śI was starting to look for locations for my next movie, which is ‘Prometheus 2.’ â€ť So, if “Prometheus 2” is indeed shooting in January, it seems some legwork has already quietly been done. Again Fox hasn’t said anything yet but it seems it’s just a formality at this point. So, a return to the world of “Prometheus” in 2017? Looks like that’s a safe assumption.
Willem Dafoe has joined the cast of Noomi Rapace-starrer What Happened to Monday? The film, directed by Tommy Wirkola, has started shooting in Bucharest at the Castel Film Studios. Dafoe and Rapace are joined by Glenn Close in the sci-fi action thriller, which takes place in a not-so-distant future. Marwan Kenzari, Christian Rubeck and Pal Sverre Hagen have also boarded the project. In a future where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy, seven identical sisters live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman, enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman. Taught by their grandfather who raised and named them â€” Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday â€” each can go outside once a week as their common identity, but are only free to be themselves in the prison of their own apartment. That is until, one day, Monday does not come home.