"Everybody’s asking this, it’s cool! You know, it takes time. I don’t want them to rush it. I mean the reason that Pixar movies are so amazing is because they spend years throwing it out the window, re-jigging it, coming up with an idea, breaking it down, starting again, you know. So to make it correctly, I think it’s actually very encouraging. Because a lot of the times they’re like ‘we made some money let’s jump on the back of this. We wanna make more money again as soon as possible.’ [But] it’s nice to actually have a little bit of time to develop it." So, the X-Men: Days of Future Past star seems keen to return for the sequel, as did Noomi Rapace earlier this year. Some moviegoers didn't exactly love the first instalment of the Alien prequel franchise, so the fact that »
Exclusive: ABC has put in development a crime thriller from writer Charles Randolph (Love and Other Drugs), Peter Traugott’s Tbd Entertainment and Sweden-based Yellow Bird Entertainment. The project, from Universal TV where Tbd is based, is an adaptation of the best-selling novels by Liza Marklund that also were the basis for the hit Swedish drama series Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter, also produced by Yellow Bird (watch the trailer below). Written by Randolph, the drama centers on a dogged, no-nonsense tabloid reporter searching for the truth while also juggling her bosses and her family. Randolph is executive producing with Tbd’s Traugott and Rachel Kaplan and Yellow Bird’s Jenny Gilbertsson and Berna Levin. This marks the latest sale for Tbd this season for a total of three dramas and six comedies at NBC, Fox and USA. Yellow Bird recently teamed with Chernin Entertainment to develop a series based on another Swedish crime novel, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The good news, as revealed by Scott in an interview with Empire, is that Jack Paglen is finished with the screenplay for Prometheus 2. The bad news? Ridley's not going to get around to making it until 2016, at the very earliest.
"Prometheus 2 is written," he told Empire. "[But] I have already got the next two films ready to go. That will be 2014, 2015…"
What does this mean? It means that Scott has got a lot on his plate right now, and he simply has no room for Prometheus 2 at the moment. For now, we're just going to have to wait. A long, long time.
Scott will produce again through his Scott Free banner though »
- John Squires
Although he doesn't known when production may begin on that sequel, he hopes to have it in front of cameras by 2014.
"Prometheus 2 is written. I have already got the next two films ready to go. That will be 2014, 2015..."
One of the other projects Ridley Scott is working on next is the biblical drama Exodus, which has Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver and John Turturro attached to star. Here's what the director succinctly said when asked about its scope, saying that Christian Bale's Moses will "have to" part the Red Sea. »
Ridley Scott wasn't just toying around with the genre after returning to sci-fi with last year's "Prometheus"; he's jumped into those waters with both feet. While reception to the movie was decidedly mixed, it didn't take long for sequel talk to start and earlier this year, Noomi Rapace had even told us she met with Scott about the movie, noting that the script was being worked on. Fast forward a few months and it was revealed that "Transcendence" writer Jack Paglen had been hired to write the movie, while a comic is also being developed to continue the story. But when will see it on the big screen? Ridley Scott won't pin down a date but it seems things are moving along swiftly. " 'Prometheus 2' is written," he told Empire. "I have already got the next two films ready to go. That will be 2014, 2015…" Of course, we know »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Vulture I would have done so much better on this Brad Pitt Hair Quiz (I scored 11/15) if it was about which girlfriend he was imitating with which red carpet look
EW I was thinking Emile Hirsch was getting a little pudgy recently... now he's putting it to (potentially) good use: he's signed to star in a John Belushi biopic. Guess he'd like to get a little closer to Oscar than he got with Into the Wild
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- NATHANIEL R
Noomi Rapace is playing sisters. Septuplet sisters. All seven of them. The “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” star has signed on to front the cast of “Dead Snow” and “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” director Tommy Wirkola’s “What Happened to Monday?”, in which she’ll play all seven septuplet sisters in the indie sci-fi drama. Based on a script by Max Botkin, “What Happened to Monday?” would find Rapace playing “the multiple roles of septuplet sisters who struggle to stay hidden in an overpopulated world were a one-child policy outlaws siblings. The seven must overcome their own differences and avoid government execution in order to solve the disappearance of one of their own.” So I’m guessing the rest of the sisters are named after days, being that Monday goes missing? Makes sense. Seven days, seven sisters. One actress. Hey, if anyone can do it, it’s the girl with the dragon tattoo. »
Dead Snow and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters director Tommy Wirkola has something more sci-fi involved for his next film, but we'd be remiss if we didn't at least give you guys a head's up about it. Read on for details.
THR reports Noomi Rapace has signed on to star in What Happened to Monday? an indie sci-fi drama from Tommy Wirkola. Following a script by Max Botkin, Monday will see Rapace play the multiple roles of septuplet sisters who struggle to stay hidden in an overpopulated world where a one-child policy outlaws siblings. The seven must overcome their own differences and avoid government execution in order to solve the disappearance of one of their own.
The lead was originally written for a male actor but was rewritten when Rapace met with Wirkola. "Although the role was originally written for a male, I was struck by the complexities of »
- Uncle Creepy
Between the release of his latest film The Counselor, TV movie The Vatican, his biblical epic Exodus, the Untitled Blade Runner Sequel, and a multitude of producing projects, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Ridley Scott had forgotten all about his plans for a sequel to last year's Alien prequel Prometheus. Well, he hasn't.
Speaking at a press conference for The Counselor, Scott briefly touched upon the sci-fi sequel, starting that, "Prometheus is being written right now. Number two." The last we heard screenwriter Jack Paglen (Transcendence) was penning the script, while both Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) are expected to return as Elizabeth Shaw and the android David search for answers from the Engineers.
Despite a mixed reception from fans and critics, Prometheus was a solid hit at the box-office, pulling in just over $400 million globally, and has »
- Gary Collinson
Noomi Rapace will take on seven roles in What Happened to Monday?
The film centres around the seven sisters who must keep their existence a secret in a future, overpopulated world with a strict one-child policy.
They must overcome their differences and work together to save one of their own and escape governmental execution.
Although original written with a male lead in mind, the screenplay was reworked for Rapace.
While promoting "12 Years a Slave," Michael Fassbender said that he had no idea regarding the status of "Prometheus 2." And now that Ridley Scott is promoting "The Counselor," the director confirmed that things are moving forward. "['Prometheus 2'] is being written right now," he said, adding that the sequel likely won't happen for a while. "I have already got the next two films ready to go. That will be 2014, 2015." The first film will be his biblical epic "Exodus," which will star Christian Bale as Moses, John Turturro and Pharaoh Seti, Sigourney Weaver as Seti's wife and Joel Edgerton as Pharaoh Ramses. Scott said that the other movie is "this science-fiction thing," which is not "Blade Runner 2." Very little is known about "Prometheus 2," except that it will bring back Noomi Rapace and Fassbender as they head for the planet of the engineers, where they'll meet god. »
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Noomi Rapace, has been cast as septuplets in What Happened to Monday?
The film follows “septuplet sisters who struggle to stay hidden in an overpopulated world were a one-child policy outlaws siblings. The seven must overcome their own differences and avoid government execution in order to solve the disappearance of one of their own.”
Here’s Wirkola on why he chose Rapace:
“Although the role was originally written for a male, I was struck by the complexities of having an actor portray seven characters and immediately knew Noomi was the ideal actor — male or female — to bring them to life.”
The post Noomi Rapace to play septuplets in ‘Monday?’ appeared first on Latino-Review.com. »
- Philip Sticco
• Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) will play seven sisters in the dystopian pic What Happened to Monday? Tommy Wirkola (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) is set to direct the movie about a set of septuplets born into a strictly enforced one-child per family society. Wirkola originally intended to cast a man in the lead. In the release announcing the news, he said: “I was struck by the complexities of having an actor portray seven characters and immediately knew Noomi was the ideal actor — male or female — to bring them to life.” Max Botkin wrote the script, which made the 2010 Black List. [THR]
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- Lindsey Bahr
Rummage through your memory for a second and cast your mind back to December 2011, when it appeared that Headhunters director Morten Tyldum would be making his English-language debut with acclaimed dystopian script Whatever Happened To Monday? That never quite worked out, and Tyldum moved on to other things. The project, however, has now re-emerged with Tommy Wirkola directing and Noomi Rapace starring.Max Botkin’s script is set in in an overpopulated world where the government has begun to enforce a harsh crackdown on family size. With the rules dictating just one child per couple, a brood of septuplet sisters must go on the run when one of them goes missing. They’ll have to overcome their own differences and the authorities to work out what happened.“Although the role was originally written for a male, I was struck by the complexities of having an actor portray seven characters and »
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.
Here's what Tommy Wirkola had to say about his leading lady.
"I was struck by the complexities of having an actor portray seven characters and immediately knew Noomi was the ideal actor - male or female - to bring them to life."
Here's a bit more casting news today: Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) is set to play John Belushi in Steve Conrad's untitled biopic about the late actor. Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) will star in Tommy Wirkola's indie sci-fi drama, What Happened to Monday? Hit the jump for more on both pictures. First up from Variety is news that Hirsch has landed the lead role in the Belushi biopic. We reported that a number of actors were in the mix as recently as last week, and it looks like Hirsch edged the rest out. Adapted from the Judith Belushi Pisano and Tanner Colby book, “Belushi,” Conrad will direct from his own script. High points of Belushi’s career will be explored, including roles in The Blues Brothers, Animal House, and Saturday Night Live, up to his death at age 33 from an overdose of a mixture of cocaine and heroin at »
- Dave Trumbore
It's always fun to see an actor challenge themselves by taking on a project that requires them to play more than one role, but now Noomi Rapace is taking that idea to some pretty extreme levels. The Swedish star has signed a deal to star in the upcoming indie sci-fi movie What Ever Happened To Monday?, a film that will require the actress to play seven different parts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the casting news, the film will be directed by Tommy Wirkola, who is best known for his Nazi zombie movie Dead Snow and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, which was released earlier this year. The movie will be based on a screenplay by Max Botkin and is set in a futuristic world that has been damaged by dangerous overpopulation. In order to stop society from growing too large, a "one-child only" policy is created. »
Exclusive: Another hot Swedish novel is headed for an U.S. screen adaptation. 20th Century Fox TV has acquired rights to the upcoming thriller De Redan Döda by author Robert Karjel, for studio-based Chernin Entertainment to develop as a drama series with Sweden-based Yellow Bird Entertainment. Titled The Swede, the project centers on a Swedish secret service agent summoned to a remote U.S. military base to interrogate a prisoner thought to be a fellow Swede. He is drawn into the complex investigation led by a female CIA agent, where the evidence takes them from the 2004 Thailand tsunami to a terrorist attack in Topeka, Kansas, and where no one is who they seem to be. De Redan Döda follows in the footsteps of the Millennium trilogy by Swedish author Stieg Larsson, which became the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie franchise and Leif G.W. Persson’s Backstrom books, which have »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
According to Variety, actress Noomi Rapace has just signed on for the sci-fi flick What Happened To Monday? Based on Max Botkin’s Black List script, the film has an extremely intriguing premise, which might see the actress taking on seven different roles.
The story follows seven sisters who live in an over-populated world where a one-child only policy is being enforced. In order to stay hidden and avoid execution by their government, the sisters must “overcome their own differences.” Unfortunately, those are all the plot details that we have for now but apparently, Botkin’s script has a lot of buzz surrounding it, so this is definitely a project worth keeping your eye on.
As mentioned above, Rapace will play all seven sisters, an ambitious challenge for the actress no doubt. In the director’s chair will be Tommy Wirkola, who previously gave us Dead Snow and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. »
- Matt Joseph
The threat of overpopulation (and the strange-yet-potentially-necessary child-limiting laws that follow) are already a part of today’s terrifyingly modern world. So it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine a future time where the entire Earth is regulated with a strict “one baby per set of babymakers” policy. That’s the idea behind What Happened to Monday, a new science fiction film that’s just been reported (by Deadline Hollywood) to have cast Noomi Rapace in its lead role. Or, to put it more precisely, its seven lead roles. Rapace will be playing a set of septuplets who have to keep themselves concealed from society, as their very existence is a great big no-no in the film’s future world. Director Tommy Wirkola states that he originally intended Monday‘s multiple protagonists to be male, but when considering to the complexities of playing so many separate roles, “Noomi »
- Adam Bellotto
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