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Following news that Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace are teaming up to star in Michael R. Roskam’s (Bullhead) ‘Animal Rescue,’ Heat Vision are reporting that Hardy and Rapace are in negotiations to team up to star in ‘Child 44,’ a Soviet-era thriller being produced by Ridley Scott and Michael Costigan. ‘Safe House’ helmer Daniel Espinosa is directing the film, which is set in the 1950s and follows a member of the Soviet police who, while investigating a series of child murders, finds himself the target of his own government’s suspicions.
In ‘Child 44,’ Tom Hardy will play the Soviet officer while Noomi Rapace will play his wife, who pretends to be doting partner but is concealing many thoughts and feelings. Richard Price wrote the script adapting the Tom Rob Smith novel of the same name. Hardy and Rapace will first work together on Fox Searchlight’s drama ‘Animal Rescue,’ which is due to shoot in March before segueing to ‘Child 44,’ which is eyeing a start in Budapest towards the end of May. The synopsis for the ‘Child 44′ book is as follows:
The scoopmeisters over at Variety bring word that Noomi Rapace is confirmed to star opposite Tom Hardy in ‘Animal Rescue.’ The film will be directed by Michael R. Roskam, whose breakout, ‘Bullhead,’ was a nominee for Best Foreign Language film at the Academy Awards last year. ‘Animal Rescue’ focuses on a man (Hardy) who wants to shed his criminal path but somehow gets mixed up in a bad heist and a killing resulting from a lost and contested pit bull. Rapace will play Nadia, a woman with a scar across her entire neck who crosses paths with the protagonist when he finds a wounded puppy outside her home.
Chernin Entertainment and Mike Larocca are producing the film, which author Dennis Lehane adapted from his own short story that first appeared in ‘Boston Noir.’ Production is scheduled to begin on ‘Animal Rescue’ this spring in New York, where Fox Searchlight is relocating the story rather than film in Massachusetts, where Lehane adaptations ‘Mystic River,’ ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘Gone Baby Gone’ all took place.
FilmDistrict has unveiled these three new images from Niels Arden Oplev’s (the Swedish ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’) ‘Dead Man Down.’ In the film, Colin Farrell plays Victor, the right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City who is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a crime victim seeking retribution. Their intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis.
Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace are joined in the film by Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper. Howard plays Alphonse Hoyt, a charming but brutal crime lord who is accustomed to being feared but is thrown off guard when a mysterious tormenter (Farrell) starts sabotaging his business from within and picks off his men one by one as revenge for the death of a family member. Dominic Cooper plays Darcy, Farrell’s partner on the street. Set for release in the Spring, ‘Dead Man Down’ reunites Rapace with Oplev, who helmed the original ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.’ The official synopsis for the film can be read below. Source: Collider.
This debut trailer has arrived online (in low quality) for Niels Arden Oplev’s (the Swedish ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’) ‘Dead Man Down.’ In the film, Colin Farrell plays Victor, the right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City who is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a crime victim seeking retribution. Their intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis.
Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace are joined in the film by Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper. Howard plays Alphonse Hoyt, a charming but brutal crime lord who is accustomed to being feared but is thrown off guard when a mysterious tormenter (Farrell) starts sabotaging his business from within and picks off his men one by one as revenge for the death of a family member. Dominic Cooper plays Darcy, Farrell’s partner on the street. Set for release in the Spring, ‘Dead Man Down’ reunites Rapace with Oplev, who helmed the original ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.’
With ‘Prometheus’ out now on special edition Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD, the Metro caught up with co-writer/director Ridley Scott to speak on the film, it’s upcoming sequel and the ‘Blade Runner’ sequel. Speaking on why he wanted to tackle the science-fiction again, Scott revealed, “I hadn’t done sci-fi for so long and I enjoyed doing it. Plus, when it comes to the Alien world, no one else had addressed the origin question and I thought that was interesting to tackle. Prometheus evolved into a whole other universe. You’ve got a person [Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw] with a head in a bag [ Michael Fassbender’s David] that functions and has an IQ of 350. It can explain to her how to put the head back on the body and she’s gonna think about that long and hard because, once the head is back on his body, he’s dangerous.” Metro followed that answer by asking, “So that’s the sequel?” To which the filmmaker replied, “[Laughs] I wish it was that easy. They’re going off to paradise but it could be the most savage, horrible place. Who are the Engineers?”
Ridley Scott also touched on his planned ‘Blade Runner’ sequel, “It’s not a rumour – it’s happening. With Harrison Ford? I don’t know yet. Is he too old? Well, he was a Nexus-6 so we don’t know how long he can live [laughs]. And that’s all I’m going to say at this stage.”
Writer Jon Spaihts Speaks On His ‘Prometheus’ Early Draft – Initial Plans For Facehuggers & Michael Fassbender’s David
With ‘Prometheus’ out today in the UK and tomorrow in the US on home release, Empire has posted an intriguing interview with the original screenwriter of the film, Jon Spaihts. The writer shares a number of fascinating details about what might have been if director Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof hadn’t changed the script later down the line. One particular change includes the addition of facehuggers, “I did have facehuggers in my original draft. David, as he began to get fascinated by the science of the Engineers, doesn’t deliberately contaminate Holloway with a drop of black liquid. Instead, Holloway hubristically removes his helmet in the chamber, is knocked unconscious, facehugged and wakes up not knowing what had been done to him, and stumbles back into the ship.” Spaihts continues, “In my draft, he returns to his cabin, is embraced by Shaw, who is delighted to see him having feared that he had died, and the two of them make love,” he goes on to say. “And it’s while they’re making love that he bursts and dies. So that lovemaking sequence echoed my original lovemaking sequence where he explodes! It was messy.”
Furthermore, Jon Spaihts spoke on his initial vision for Michael Fassbender’s David being a much more sinister version of the character compared to one we meet in the final cinematic cut of ‘Prometheus,’ “David, fascinated by these creatures, begins delaying the mission and going off the reservation on his own, essentially because he thinks he really belongs with the Engineers. They’re smart enough and sophisticated enough, great enough, to be his peers. He’s harboring a deep-seated contempt for his human makers. So at one point Shaw goes to stop him and David ties her up and deliberately exposes her to a facehugger. He caresses an egg open and out comes a facehugger. David doesn’t smell like a person – his breath isn’t moist – so he can handle the thing like a kitten. It doesn’t want him; it’s not interested. But then he exposes it to her and it goes for her like a shot. He toys with her for a bit and then lets it take her. That, in my draft, was how Shaw was implanted with the parasite that she had to remove with the medpod sequence.