Noomi Rapace is the ‘it’ girl of late 2010, inheriting the mantle from Jennifer Lawrence, the ‘it’ girl of early 2010 thanks to Winter’s Bone. The three Lisbeth Salander movies have finally penetrated the American mainstream in a big way, and now you seemingly can’t mention a big, tough female role in a tentpole film without her name coming up. (Except, somehow, for Gravity.)
The actress has only booked a couple roles for real, in Sherlock Holmes 2 and The Last Voyage of Demeter, but for the past month she has been one of the primary names discussed as a possible lead for Ridley Scott‘s Alien prequel. A new report now puts her at the top of the list, with only one or two qualifications between her and a deal. Read More »
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Consider yourself warned. An Australian outlet evidently got a copy of the latest script for the Alien prequel due to be directed by Ridley Scott, and subsequently put together quite the rundown of what goes on after the title page. We’ve got quite a few of the details to relay to you, but it’s all spoilerish as hell, so if you don’t want to know too much, this is your cue to stop reading. Read More »
Briefly: Scant info here, but as Ridley Scott preps his possible Alien prequels, word is starting to come down about actresses who have tested for the lead role. Deadline relays word that Noomi Rapace, the original Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, “met [with Fox and Ridley Scott] and left a strong impression.” Yes, the actress is signed to the Sherlock Holmes sequel, but things are still pretty early on in the Alien prequel timeline.
The most useful bit about this news is that it might be the first step towards confirmation of something a lot of people had probably assumed: that, as with Alien, Ridley Scott might be orienting the story around a heroine. It can’t be Ripley, obviously, and lets pray that he (and the rumored rewriter Damon Lindelof) aren’t working with anyone who could possibly be related to Ripley. But the idea of a strong female lead anchoring the picture is a great one. Though as an Alien fan I’m not yet convinced that this is a good idea, I’m still eager to learn more.
Posted on Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 by David Chen
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Last year it was announced that 20th Century Fox had hired Ridley Scott to direct a series of 3D prequels to the classic sci-fi film Alien. Apparently Scott is about the begin the casting process and has a meeting scheduled with Prince of Persia/Clash of the Titans star Gemma Arterton for the lead female role.
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We’ve known for years that Ridley Scott has wanted to return “to where the alien creatures were first found and explain how they were created” for his Alien prequels, and bit by bit, he’s been expanding on what such an origin story would entail. Read More »
Depending on how you felt about the final season of Lost, this news will either excite or infuriate you. Word is that Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof met with Ridley Scott and studio reps from 20th Century Fox, and is now set to do a rewrite on the script for Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel. Learn more about this (possible) development after the break. Read More »
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20th Century Fox’s highly anticipated Alien Anthology Blu-ray set was officially announced this morning and you can officially pre-order the set on Amazon for $97.99, 30% off the $140 list price. The Blu-ray box set will be released on October 26th 2010, the same day Universal Pictures is releasing the Back to the Future Trilogy on Blu-ray. Read the full press release with full disc details after the jump, along with more photos.
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