It was recently revealed that Noomi Rapace won’t be returning for Sir Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, but we now know of at least one name likely to join Michael Fassbender in the Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel. That is Danny McBride, an actor best known for his comedic roles in the likes of Eastbound & Down, This Is
- Josh Wilding
We know a whole lot about Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, his Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel that’s set to begin filming this April in Australia. One thing that’s now certain is that it’s got serious personality. Danny McBride, who is gut-bustingly hilarious on HBO’s “Eastbound & Down,” is in talks to join Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston […] »
Following a hilarious run as Kenny Powers on HBO’s “Eastbound & Down,” Danny McBride is preparing to move from comedy to sci-fi, as he’s in early discussions to co-star in Ridley Scott‘s big-budget blockbuster “Alien: Covenant,” TheWrap has learned. Michael Fassbender is reprising his role from “Prometheus,” and he’ll be joined by Katherine Waterston as the series’ new female lead. The director’s company Scott Free is producing the tentpole for 20th Century Fox, which like McBride’s representatives, declined to comment. Also Read: SXSW Film Festival Adds Danny McBride's 'Vice Principals,' Mike Birbiglia »
- Jeff Sneider
In what must be considered a major change from his usual type of role, Danny McBride looks set to join the cast of Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. The Wrap reports that the actor is in early talks to join Michael Fassbender as the returning android David, and Katherine Waterston as the new female lead. McBride's exact role is still under wraps, but there's a pretty good chance he'll be a member of the crew of the Covenant - the ship that discovers the planet inhabited by David. The story will take place ten years after the events depicted in Prometheus, but it's been confirmed that Noomi Rapace will not reprise her role as Elizabeth Shaw despite the character surviving the carnage of the first film. Alien: Covenant is slated for release on October 6, 2017. »
With shared universes being all the rage at the moment in Hollywood, Universal are getting in on the fun with the impressive back catalogue of classic monsters the studio has access to coming together in a cinematic universe spearhead by producer Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek) and Fast & Furious screenwriter Chris Morgan. 2017 will see the interconnected series of franchises kick off with The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise and Kingsman: The Secret Service’s Sofia Boutella as the titular monster, which is all sorts of interesting. Now, Deadline is reporting that The Invisible Man is set as the universes second installment, with Johnny Depp going transparent to play a scientist who finds his sanity ebbing away after discovering a way to turn himself invisible. No release date or director has be announced yet, but Now You See me and Men in Black scribe Ed Solomon will be providing the script, one of »
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He's played a pirate, an outcast, and a mobster, and now that Johnny Depp is set to star in The Invisible Man, the prolific actor could add "iconic Universal Monsters character" to his list of memorable roles.
Deadline reports that Depp is lined up for the lead role in The Invisible Man. The character was created by legendary author H.G. Wells in his 1897 novella, The Invisible Man. In the novella, a scientist named Griffin engages in criminal activities after performing an irreversible experiment on himself that causes his body to become unseen by the human eye.
It's not yet known who is writing The Invisible Man script or who will direct the movie, but it is a part of Universal's new shared cinematic universe featuring iconic characters from the studio's history, including Wolf Man, Dracula, Van Helsing, the Bride of Frankenstein, and The Mummy.
The lattermost of those characters will »
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Funded by Screen Australia and managed by the Adg, the Director's Attachment scheme provides three attachments annually..
.We are pleased to announce this attachment on this huge international film directed by one of the world.s most renowned directors Ridley Scott,. said Adg CEO Kingston Anderson. .This is a unique opportunity to work with one of the world.s best directors..
Screen Australia.s Head of Production Sally Caplan said: "This is a wonderful scheme and the attachment to Alien: Covenant is a particularly extraordinary opportunity. Thanks to all for making this happen".
Applications can be submitted to the Adg from interested directors who have the following qualifications:
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Andy Reid’s novel The Martian was a cracking read and, when announced, Drew Goddard’s adaptation for the big screen was an exciting prospect, especially once Ridley Scott was involved followed by Matt Damon in the lead role of Mark Watney, the man accidentally left behind on Mars. Does this film version find that fine line between being faithful to the source material and create its own movie world as well? It does, and most importantly it keeps the essence of »
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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, in conjunction with Variety, announced today the recipients of the second annual Variety Artisans Awards, which celebrates those essential to the filmmaking process and who have exhibited the most exciting and innovative work of the year in their respective fields. The Tribute evening will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Lobero Theatre and will be moderated by Variety’s Sr. VP Awards Editor, Tim Gray.
The Variety Artisans Award will be presented to the following 2016 Oscar nominees:
Carter Burwell, for original score in the Weinstein Company’s “Carol” directed by Todd Haynes. This is Burwell’s first Academy Award nomination; he has worked with esteemed directors such as the Coen Brothers, Spike Jonze and Bill Condon.
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Thanks to My Entertainment World, we’ve got details on production start dates for some of 2017’s big hitters.
The Scarlett Johansson-headlined Ghost in the Shell, which is set to be directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) will begin filming this month in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau and Shanghai.
Also set to commence production this month is the Fifty Shades of Grey follow-up Fifty Shades Darker, which sees Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson returning as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele alongside new addition Kim Basinger.
The release date of Avatar 2 may have been pushed back due to Star Wars: Episode VIII, but James Cameron will reportedly start shooting the follow-up to the highest-grossing film of all time in New Zealand in April.
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This year is shaping up to be a big one for 20th Century Fox, with the release of highly-anticipated superhero movies such as Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse. This year will also be huge for the studio as a number of other big projects starts production. Today we have start dates for three of the studio's biggest movies, Wolverine 3, Avatar 2 and Alien: Covenant. All three of these movies start filming in April, albeit in different locations around the globe, according to My Entertainment World.
Wolverine 3 is reportedly set to start filming on April 25 in New Orleans and Mexico. Star Hugh Jackman revealed last week that the script was finished, although he wouldn't say exactly when production will get started. The actor is currently the only confirmed cast member at this time, but it is believed that Patrick Stewart will also be back as Professor X. No story details have been confirmed yet. »
Title notwithstanding, Alien: Covenant is a Prometheus sequel, and as such we’ve been expecting it to pick up where that earlier adventure left off. But it seems at least one major development will have taken place by the time we revisit that universe. Director Ridley Scott confirms Noomi Rapace will not return as archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw, leaving Michael Fassbender‘s murderous android David the […]
- Angie Han
With Alien: Covenant now picking up steam, and bits of casting information making the rounds, some have wondered whether or not Noomi Rapace- who appeared in Prometheus- would be in the film. After all, she was the sole human survivor in Prometheus, and Covenant is both a sequel to that film and a prequel to the original Alien. Would her Elizabeth Shaw be part of what bridges these films to the originals?
According to director Ridley Scott, Rapace will not be in Alien: Covenant. He was sort of mum on the subject, when asked about it by the Daily Mail. All he said was, "No," and then added, "We're still casting the main roles."
So that settles that. The Swedish actress, probably best known for her work in the original film adaptation of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and her Shaw will not be present as we »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Since its announcement, everyone assumed that Noomi Rapace would return for Prometheus 2, which was re-titled to Alien: Paradise Lost and then to Alien: Covenant. But according to its director Ridley Scott, Rapace won’t be along for another outing.
“No,” Scott answered when asked if Rapace was coming back. “We’re still casting the main roles.”
This differs from an officially released statement from 20th Century Fox that stated Rapace would be reprising her role of Elizabth Shaw alongside Michael Fassbender and newcomer Katherine Waterson.
Scott has announced there are two more sequels in the works for Prometheus after Alien: Covenant, so there is a chance for her character to return in another outing. However when asked for a comment on Prometheus and its sequels, Rapace told Red Carpet TV News, “I have no comment on that yet.”
Sounds like more trouble is afoot for Scott’s Alien: Covenant than meets the eye. »
- Luke Owen
Big Alien Covenant Noomi Rapace news. Yes, it has been confirmed that Noomi Rapace will not return for the Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant. Rapace played the role of Elizabeth Shaw in the first movie, which was released back in 2012.
The Alien Covenant Noomi Rapace exit news comes from the Daily Mail. Their film critic Baz Bamigboye asked Ridley Scott if Rapace will be reprising her role in the film, which is about to start shooting this month down in Australia.
Here’s a little from the original article.
So, we know that Michael Fassbender will be »
- Paul Heath
Now comes the news, directly from Scott himself, that Noomi Rapace won't be coming back for his space horror follow-up. When asked by a Daily Mail journalist whether Rapace would be reprising her role as Elizabeth Shaw, Scott said, "No," before adding, "We're still casting the main roles."
This marks a major change from the official information provided by Fox in November 2015, where Noomi Rapace was among the three actors confirmed for Alien: Covenant - the others being Michael Fassbender and newcomer Katherine Waterston.
Originally, both Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender were set to reprise their roles in Sir Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant, but following reports that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star would be making only a brief cameo, we now know that she won’t actually be in it at all! Fassbender on the other
- Josh Wilding
The Daily Mail (via Yahoo) reports that actress Noomi Rapace will not be returning for the film which is either one of two or three films set to bridge the gap between "Prometheus" and the original "Alien".
The story is set a decade after the events of "Prometheus" and follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant who set out to find a paradise-like world - only to discover a cold, desolate, dark planet where the android David (Michael Fassbender) is the only inhabitant. Scott says he has most of the film already planned out with detailed storyboards that enable him to visualise each shot.
It has previously been suggested that Rapace's Dr. Elizabeth Shaw character, the only survivor aside from »
- Garth Franklin
Later this year, Sir Ridley Scott will return to the Alien universe he first visited in 1979 with a follow up to his 2012 science fiction adventure Prometheus, now titled Alien: Covenant. Though this will be a step towards eventually catching up with the Alien continuity, it will still be the direct descendent of Prometheus, but while it will bring back some key pieces from that film, there will be one noticeable absence: Noomi Rapace. Scott and the Alien: Covenant crew are preparing to film in Australia later this year, but when that commences, Noomi Rapace, who starred in the first film and is one of two characters who survived the conclusion, will not make an appearance. Ridley Scott told Yahoo Australia that the Swedish actress will not reprise her role, and that they are "still casting" the main roles. The 36-year-old actress played Dr. Elizabeth Shaw, the leader of a late »
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