We recently got our first look at Noomi Rapace (Swedish The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) in full sci-fi regalia on the set of director Ridley Scott's new movie, Prometheus, and now Rapace has opened up about her experience making the movie in an interview with Collider in support of her first English-language movie, director Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
Rapace explained that she grew up with a "very strong love and respect for the American cinema" and said that she "always knew" that she "was going to leave Sweden." The success of the Millenium trilogy of movies (of which Dragon Tattoo was the first) afforded her the opportunity to do just that — earning her fame, fortune and fans around the world; but also bringing her to the attention of filmmakers like Scott, who she called one of her "heroes." Rapace revealed to Collider that she quickly built a rapport with Scott and (even though she admitted that she was "not allowed to say anything" about Prometheus) even offered some insight into her character in the shrouded-in-mystery quasi-prequel to Alien. what did rapace say? [POSSIBLE SPOILER] >> Posted 12.06.11 by BrentJS
A week after the most revealing images to date from director Ridley Scott's new sci-fi movie, Prometheus, debuted in the pages of EW, 20th Century Fox has released high quality versions of the images. Additionally, Fox released one new photo from the set of the reboot-prequel to Alien that shows Noomi Rapace (Swedish The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) in full space ranger gear getting some direction from Scott. see the images >> Posted 12.01.11 by BrentJS
Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) is facing his biggest threat yet in the upcoming sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, but the latest trailer only gives a few more glimpses of what's in store.
It's no secret that Holmes' arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) is the cause of trouble in A Game of Shadows, but the first action-packed trailer released three months ago only briefly showed Moriarty. While the latest trailer has plenty of new footage to reveal — including an official look at Rachel McAdams reprising her Sherlock Holmes role of Irene Adler, "spy" videos unofficially revealed McAdams in February. The new trailer has only a few new shots of Harris as Moriarty, mostly featuring looks at Holmes, Watson (Jude Law), and the gypsy Sim (Noomi Rapace) running past cannon fire and dodging bullets and other various explosions — there's only a few new shots of Harris as Moriarty. watch the trailer >> Posted 10.20.11 by Ryan
Fans of the book (and the Swedish movie) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo know very well what Lisbeth Salander looks like. Author Stieg Larsson describes his heroine as a pale, anorexic young woman with short hair and a pierced nose and eyebrows, along with an assortment of tattoos, including that titular dragon tattoo on her left shoulder blade.
In David Fincher's upcoming adaptation of the books, Salander will be played by Rooney Mara. And after the world first saw Mara in full Salander regalia (short hair, tattoos, missing eyebrows), most critics were convinced she was right for the role. But could you imagine Scarlett Johansson in that role? Neither could we. ScarJo's audition and Mara's transformation >> Posted 10.17.11 by Chris
Director Joseph Kosinski is following his feature debut of Tron: Legacy with another futuristic adventure based on his as-yet-unpublished, illustrated, sci-fi graphic novel Oblivion. Due to the popular video game Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Universal is titling the movie Horizons.
Tom Cruise is set to star in Horizons, playing a man named Jack who repairs the drones that fight the aliens who have already destroyed most of humanity. Variety reports that five actresses have tested for the movie, including Jessica Chastain (The Help, The Tree of Life), Olivia Wilde (Tron: Legacy, Cowboys and Aliens), Brit Marling (Another Earth), Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace). The actresses are testing for two key female roles — Jack's lover and right-hand woman Victoria, and Julia, Jack's fiancee on Earth before the invasion. Wilde would seem to have an advantage after working with Kosinski on Tron: Legacy, but nothing is certain.
Universal has been saying "no" to plenty of projects of late, including director McG's adaptation of Ouija, as well as passing on director Ron Howard's ambitious adaptation of Stephen King's epic Dark Tower series, but seems confident about Horizons, which already has a release date of July 19, 2013. William Monahan (The Departed) and Karl Gadjusek wrote the script, with Michael Arndt recently performing a script "polish". Wilde to replace Garner in Chemistry; Lo Pan Searches for green eyes in R.I.P.D. >> Posted 08.26.11 by Ryan
Warner Bros. released the first trailer for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows last month, which revealed that director Guy Ritchie had delivered another action-packed adventure for the world's most famous detective. The sequel has landed on the cover of Empire, and three new stills have been released which show that the movie also features a great deal of exciting sitting as well. more about Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows >> Posted 08.26.11 by Ryan
After revealing two new character posters and trailer preview, Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. The sequel to 2009's Sherlock Holmes sees the return of Robert Downey Jr. as the famous detective and Jude Law as Dr. Watson. Guy Ritchie returns as director, the first time he has directed a sequel, or so he told USA Today.
more from RItchie and the trailer >> Posted 07.13.11 by Ryan
They wanted this to be a franchise, which, in my mind, needs at least two movies. But I really liked working with the team on the first movie, so this was an easy choice.
Noomi Rapace has been lining up roles since gaining attention for playing Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish adaptation of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its two sequels. After playing the gypsy Sim in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Rapace admitted earlier this month that she's jumping straight from Game of Shadows into director Ridley Scott's Prometheus. The movie began as a prequel to Scott's sci-fi classic Alien until Scott admitted the movie morphed into its own "grand mythology and universe" and became Prometheus.
Rapace briefly spoke about being cast in Prometheus earlier this month, denying that her character of scientist Elizabeth Shaw could be compared to Sigourney Weaver's Ripley from the Alien franchise. In a recent interview with Empire, Rapace revealed more about her character now that she has been shooting the movie for a week. will rapace take the last voyage >> Posted 03.30.11 by Ryan
Last week, just as 20th Century Fox hired David Slade (30 Days of Night, Twilight Saga: Eclipse) to direct a new Daredevil movie, early rumors began piling up that the movie would be a "continuation of the Daredevil saga", implying that it wouldn't completely ignore the 2003 Daredevil starring Ben Affleck. Other rumors claimed that Slade's Daredevil would be either "a bit Batman Begins" with the villain learning "who Daredevil really is and tries to destroy him" or, more pointedly, be an adaptation of the "Born Again" storyline written by Frank Miller and illustrated by David Mazzucchelli from the mid-1980s run of the Daredevil comic book series.
Meanwhile, casting rumors also sprang up, with Robert Pattinson, Bradley Cooper, and Garrett Hedlund all mentioned as potential actors for the role of the blind lawyer Matt Murdock, who moonlights as the masked vigilante Daredevil, the "Man Without Fear".
With all of these rumors already swirling, Slade took to twitter to set the record straight. is slade up for The Wolverine as well? >> Posted 03.22.11 by Ryan
A reboot of 20th Century Fox's 2003 Daredevil has been in the works for years, with screenwriter David Scarpa (The Day the Earth Stood Still) hired to write a draft in February of last year. The Ben Affleck-starring original earned $179 million worldwide, a modest success considering its budget, and spawned a spin-off, 2005's Elektra, which bombed at the box office. Affleck eventually admitted that Daredevil "missed a lot".
Fox is in a precarious position with the few Marvel Comics properties they own the rights to: the studio must continue to develop the franchises or else the rights will revert back to Marvel Studios. When Disney purchased Marvel in 2009, reports claimed that Disney was trying to find a way to wrestle Daredevil, Fantastic Four and the X-Men movies away from Fox, and Spider-Man away from Sony. However, as long as both studios continue to develop movies based on the Marvel characters, the studios will continue to hold the rights.
While Scarpa's Daredevil draft may not reach the screen, a movie based on the character created by Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett in 1964 is on the way. david slade to direct >> Posted 03.16.11 by Ryan