Two weeks ago, 20th Century Fox announced that Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel will be titled Alien: Covenant, and it will have direct ties to the director's 1979 classic sci-fi horror movie Alien. In the official press release, only actor Michael Fassbender was confirmed to return as android David. This led many to wondering what happened to Elizabeth Shaw, played by Noomi Rapace. Was she still in the movie? Is this new adventure set further into the future? Today, Ridley Scott partially answers that question.
Sydney's Fox Studios will be home to Alien: Covenant, with principle photography kicking off in March. No other casting has been announced at this time. Ridley Scott is keen on using mostly local Australian actors. While a lot of the movie will be shot in a studio, there will also be location shoots too. The director plans to utilize monumental forest and monumental rock formations. The entire production will last for 16 weeks, and it will contribute more than $43.3 million (AUS$60 million) to Sydney's economy and employ more than 600 local cast and crew.Read More
Noomi Rapace is back as the badass ass-kicker we first met in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and this time she's bringing a lot of guns with her! Warner Bros. has released the first image from the new thriller Unlocked. And it shows off some of Noomi's impressive skills in weapons brandishing.
Directed by Michael Apted, Unlocked also stars Michael Douglas, Orlando Bloom, John Malkovich and Toni Collette. Producers are Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Georgina Townsley and Erik Howsam. Claudia Blumhuber is also producing as well as financing through Silver Reel. Bloom is handling international sales in Berlin/EFM this week.Read More
Legendary Pictures has brought on Noomi Rapace to co-star alongside Will Smith in their adaptation Brilliance. Will Smith entered early talks back in February, and while it isn't known if his deal has closed yet, Deadline reports he is expected to star.
The project is based on Marcus Sakey's 2013 novel, the first in a planned trilogy, which is set in a world where a rare group of people known as "brilliants" are born with extraordinary abilities. The story follows a government agent who has superb tracking abilities, tasked with hunting down a dangerous terrorist in Wyoming, although the agent comes to learn this wanted man has his own set of special skills. No details were given for Noomi Rapace's character.Read More
Noomi Rapace is in negotiations to join director Mikael Håfström's spy thriller Unlocked.
We first reported on the project back in September 2010, when Warner Bros.' picked up the screenplay by Peter O'Brien, which landed on The Black List in 2008. The story follows a CIA interrogator (Noomi Rapace) who is tricked into getting a terrorist to divulge critical information to the wrong side. She becomes ensnared in a plot to launch a biological attack on London. Warner Bros. is no longer involved with the project, which is now being produced as an indie film.Read More
Noomi Rapace and director Tommy Wirkola have joined the languishing sci-fi thriller What Happened to Monday? for Vendome Pictures.
We first reported on this project back in December 2011, when Norwegian director Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) was attached to make his English-language debut, although he is no long involved. The story is set in an overpopulated world where each family is only allowed one child. Noomi Rapace is actually playing seven different roles as identical septuplet sisters, who try to remain hidden from the government. The lead role/roles were initially envisioned as seven brothers before Noomi Rapace came onboard.Read More
From screenwriter/director Brian De Palma (Scarface), Passion stars leading-actress Rachel McAdams and the talented Noomi Rapace. The two women get up close and personal in a new set of photos, with this enthralling story of a deadly power struggle in the dog-eat-dog world of international business.
Passion was released August 30th, 2013.Read More
In Dead Man Down, Colin Farrell plays a professional killer and the right hand man to an underground crime lord (Terrence Howard) in New York City. He is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a crime victim seeking retribution for her horribly disfigured face. Available July 9 on Blu-ray, we have an exclusive look at the release with a featurette on Victor, Colin Farrell's troubled gangland player who has his own reasons for orchestrating vengeance against the ruthless kingpin Alphonse.
Dead Man Down was released March 8th, 2013.Read More
Iconic director Brian De Palma makes his long-awaited return to the thriller genre with Passion, which gets a second trailer featuring stars Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams. The pair plays two women at odds in the corporate world. Isabelle (Noomi Rapace) has unlimited admiration for her direct superior, Christine (Rachel McAdams), a woman well schooled in the ways of power. Christine, who enjoys holding sway over Isabelle, leads her one step at a time and ever more deeply into a game of seduction and manipulation, of dominance and servitude. The game is played for keeps, and there is no turning back. Watch the latest footage from this intense drama, which includes plenty of sexual heat from its two leads.
Passion was released August 30th, 2013.Read More