Actors Christian Rubeck and Pål Sverre Hagen have joined Tommy Wirkolas sci-fi action thriller “What Happened to Monday.”
They join Willem Dafoe, Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close in the dystopian thriller set in a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic one-child policy. It turns on seven identical sisters who are being tracked down by the Child Allocation Bureau which enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman.
I’ve worked with Rubeck before, and I’ve known him and Pål Sverre Hagen for quite a while. I’m a big fan of their work, and when I read the script I thought of them , says Wirkola.
The filming is currently under way in Romania , and is expected to wrap sometime in November. “What Happened to Monday” is produced by Raffaella Productions’ Raffaella De Laurentiis as well as Vendôme Pictures’ Philippe Rousselet and Fabrice Gianfermi. The films release date has not been announced.
The Oscar Nominated actor joins Glenn Close , and Noomi Rapace in Tommy Wirkolas sci-fi action thriller.
Written by Kerry Williamson and Max Botkin, “What Happened to Monday” is a dystopian thriller set in a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic one-child policy. It turns on seven identical sisters ( played by Noomi Rapace ) who are being tracked down by the Child Allocation Bureau which enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman.
“We could not have dreamt of a better team with Tommy Wirkola directing and Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe starring to make this unique and thrilling movie,” said producer Philippe Rousselet.
“What Happened to Monday” has just started shooting in Bucharest at the Castel Film Studios , and is set for a 2016 release.
Keanu Reeves’ action-thriller John Wick was one hell of a ride. Action packed madness, and i loved it ! Grossing $43 million domestically and another $35 million overseas, based on a $20 million production budget. Its no surprise a sequel is in the works.
Now out on DVD and Blu-ray, Movies.com had a chance to speak with directors and stunt coordinators Chad Stahelski and David Leitch who told them that they’re already in development for a sequel to John Wick.
“We have ideas for days and without blinking twice we know we can outdo the action from the original,” Stahelski told them. “It’s the matter of story and how much you like the character. That’s always the most important. If there’s great action but you have a character that no one likes and doesn’t have charisma you’re not going to watch it. Look at any great action star, whether it’s Harrison Ford or Liam Neeson or Robert Downey Jr., pick a name, you love the guy first. Good action, bad action, you just love them in action. So we want to make sure we have a story and a character that everybody loves and then we’ll dress it with action that we promise will be awesome.”
I would like to see a prequel myself. I want to see the John Wick we only hear about. The one before he became a pussywhiped dog owner. Maybe see this “impossible job” mentioned in the original ? That would also make it possible to bring back characters like Willem Dafoe
Makes sense .