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Noomi Rapace and Carey Mulligan are hunted for Ridley Scott's Alien prequel

10.07.2010

ALIEN VS. NOOMI... has kind of a cool ring to it.

We'll see if it ever happens, but Deadline says the in-demand star of the "Millennium Trilogy" (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, etc.), Noomi Rapace, is currently being pursued to play the leading xenomorph-fighter in Ridley Scott's ALIEN prequel. The Swedish actress is prepping for a part in SHERLOCK HOLMES 2.

Despite recent rumors to the contrary, Scott's expensive and questionable 3D origin story seems to be blasting ahead, and is on the prowl for a leading lady. Other names on the wish list include Carey Mulligan (WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS) and Abby Cornish (A GOOD YEAR).

Scott seems insistent on revealing all the details behind the "Space Jockey" from ALIEN and the "purpose" of the Aliens themselves, because apparently retaining the mystery of anything cool is no longer possible. But "Lost" guy Damon Lindelof did a rewrite of the script, so maybe we won't get answers after all.

Extra Tidbit: Scott supposedly spent well over $200 million making ROBIN HOOD, so maybe those rumors of the ALIEN prequel's inflated budget fears weren't too far into fiction after all...
Source: Deadline

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10:30PM on 10/08/2010
Please don't ruin one of my favorite franchises Ridley, please! Drop the 3D and make a horror movie. Of the three I can see Noomi, I don't know of Abby, and Cary Mulligan looks like a fucking 12 year old boy. After the trailer for wallstreet 2 I couldn't help but wonder why Shia was fucking Gordon Gekko's little boy.
Please don't ruin one of my favorite franchises Ridley, please! Drop the 3D and make a horror movie. Of the three I can see Noomi, I don't know of Abby, and Cary Mulligan looks like a fucking 12 year old boy. After the trailer for wallstreet 2 I couldn't help but wonder why Shia was fucking Gordon Gekko's little boy.
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4:48PM on 10/08/2010
Noomi can strap on the flamethrower you go girl
Noomi can strap on the flamethrower you go girl
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3:35PM on 10/08/2010
Let James Cameron direct this Alien prequel!
Let James Cameron direct this Alien prequel!
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1:48PM on 10/08/2010
If you solve the mystery, the horror is no longer scary.

So unless RS wants to just turn this into a sci-fi action movie (which, lets be honest, it's pretty much become by now) he should probably not try and answer too much.
If you solve the mystery, the horror is no longer scary.

So unless RS wants to just turn this into a sci-fi action movie (which, lets be honest, it's pretty much become by now) he should probably not try and answer too much.
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12:37PM on 10/08/2010
Jester I agree with you whole heartedly....the magic of Yoda was really lost when they made him CGI. That really bothered me in the pre-quel trilogy.
Jester I agree with you whole heartedly....the magic of Yoda was really lost when they made him CGI. That really bothered me in the pre-quel trilogy.
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10:37AM on 10/08/2010

Scott's New Ripley?

After a google search of this chick (who's SUPER HOT IMO), I can see why Ridley's after her. She looks kinda like she could be the new "Ripley" type character, although I've never actually seen this woman act before. On looks alone, I'm game.
After a google search of this chick (who's SUPER HOT IMO), I can see why Ridley's after her. She looks kinda like she could be the new "Ripley" type character, although I've never actually seen this woman act before. On looks alone, I'm game.
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9:33AM on 10/08/2010
She would make for a good Ripley type character. And I agree with GuerillaOntology, it's Lindelof. Movie's gonna have a GREAT story.
She would make for a good Ripley type character. And I agree with GuerillaOntology, it's Lindelof. Movie's gonna have a GREAT story.
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9:02AM on 10/08/2010

Lindelof?!

HELLO!
HELLO!
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6:39AM on 10/08/2010

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The fact they are casting females means they can't be filming from that Alien Harvest script that was knocking about. Probably too 'Gay' for the studios. I wonder if they're feeling obliged to cast a female lead just coz it's an Alien movie though...
The fact they are casting females means they can't be filming from that Alien Harvest script that was knocking about. Probably too 'Gay' for the studios. I wonder if they're feeling obliged to cast a female lead just coz it's an Alien movie though...
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6:15AM on 10/08/2010

Noomi wasnt in Nightmare on Elm Street

Noomi Rapace is very average by the way
Noomi Rapace is very average by the way
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5:47PM on 10/09/2010
What...A...Douche
What...A...Douche
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2:44AM on 10/08/2010
Actually brilliant. She would be an excellent replacement of a Ripley similar character. Noomi can, as Weaver, play a rough, somewhat masculine character, although still remain feminine.
Actually brilliant. She would be an excellent replacement of a Ripley similar character. Noomi can, as Weaver, play a rough, somewhat masculine character, although still remain feminine.
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1:41AM on 10/08/2010

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Noomi Rapace in Elm Street? Are you perhaps thinking about the American actress that will play the same part as Noomi?
Noomi Rapace in Elm Street? Are you perhaps thinking about the American actress that will play the same part as Noomi?
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5:45PM on 10/09/2010
Uhm there has been already like 3 replies... Why even bother saying the SAME exact thing people have already mentioned? ASS
Uhm there has been already like 3 replies... Why even bother saying the SAME exact thing people have already mentioned? ASS
12:55AM on 10/08/2010
PLEASE HAPPEN.
PLEASE HAPPEN.
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12:36AM on 10/08/2010
It could work. Ridley Scott is freaking brilliant. I just hope he doesn't go too overboard with the newer computer and 3D technology. There is something about the aliens that gets lost in translation from puppets to computer generation.
It could work. Ridley Scott is freaking brilliant. I just hope he doesn't go too overboard with the newer computer and 3D technology. There is something about the aliens that gets lost in translation from puppets to computer generation.
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12:34AM on 10/08/2010

Noomi Rapace is a hell of an actress

I hope her choice of scripts matches her abilities onscreen.
I hope her choice of scripts matches her abilities onscreen.
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12:33AM on 10/08/2010

Noomi Rapace is a hell of an actress

I hope her choice of scripts matches her abilities onscreen.
I hope her choice of scripts matches her abilities onscreen.
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11:55PM on 10/07/2010
I have only seen this Noomi chick in the new Nightmare on Elm Street and wasn't all impressed. Obviously she must be getting people's attention being cast in all these big movies.
I have only seen this Noomi chick in the new Nightmare on Elm Street and wasn't all impressed. Obviously she must be getting people's attention being cast in all these big movies.
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12:00AM on 10/08/2010
You're thinking of Rooney Mara, from the new Girl With a Dragon Tattoo. Noomi is from the original.
You're thinking of Rooney Mara, from the new Girl With a Dragon Tattoo. Noomi is from the original.
12:34AM on 10/08/2010
Noomi Rapace wasn't in Nightmare on Elm Street. Check out the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: she rules in that role.
Noomi Rapace wasn't in Nightmare on Elm Street. Check out the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: she rules in that role.
5:44PM on 10/09/2010
DER ta f*cking DER
DER ta f*cking DER
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