Netflix has picked up What Happened To Monday, the new film from Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and Dead Snow filmmaker Tommy Wirkola starring Noomi Rapace, and there’s a new trailer for you.
It certainly looks like Rapace will get to flex her considerable acting muscles playing seven different siblings in a desperate fight for survival, while Glenn Close and Willem Dafoe add some heavyweight credibility. It looks like there’s a good sense of humour there too, to go with the running, jumping and blowing shit up, and frankly they had us at “Noomi Rapace plays seven characters.”
“In a not so distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic One-Child Policy, seven identical sisters (all of them portrayed by Noomi Rapace) live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau. The Bureau, directed by the fierce Nicolette Cayman (Glenn Close), enforces a strict family-planning agenda that the sisters outwit by taking turns assuming the identity of one person: Karen Settman. Taught by their grandfather (Willem Dafoe) who raised and named them – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – each can go outside once a week as their common identity, but are only free to be themselves in the prison of their own apartment. That is until, one day, Monday does not come home.”
What Happened To Monday will be available on Netflix on 18 August. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.