Noomi Rapace (Close, What Happened To Monday?) will star in Black Crab for Netflix. The streamer announced the casting a few days ago with award-winning director Adam Berg attached to make his feature directing debut, and plans for a 2022 release.
Author Jerker Virdborg penned the original acclaimed novel which will serve as the basis for Berg’s script – set in “a post-apocalyptic world torn apart by climate change and war. During an endless winter, six soldiers are sent on a dangerous mission across the frozen sea to transport a package that could finally end the war. Equipped with ice skates, unaware of what they’re carrying, or who they can trust, the mission challenges their beliefs and forces them to ask: what are they willing to sacrifice for their own survival?”
Black Crab marks Rapace’s big return to Scandinavia and her native country Sweden, after spending the last ten years abroad, also starring in Alien sci-fi spin-off, Prometheus, and Robert Downey Jr. sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows and more. Mattias Montero’s Stockholm-based Indio is producing with Malin Idevall.
“I’m very excited to come back to Sweden and do Black Crab. My first Swedish film in … years.” says Rapace. “Can’t wait to get suited up and go on this journey – explore human shadows and slide through broken dreams and a world on edge. Survival to what price?
“This project combines so many great attributes: a compelling story, a strong creative team and of course an incredibly talented lead actress. We are looking forward to a great collaboration with Adam and the team at Indio and are confident that our members in Sweden and the rest of the world will enjoy this movie.” said David Kosse, International Original Film VP at Netflix.
“As a Swede you grow up knowing you live in a country of peace and equality, all in all life’s good and safe here. But lately we have all learned how fragile our societies are due to pandemics, civil wars, global warming and economic chaos. How would it be to wake up one day in a totally destroyed and war torn Sweden? Producing Black Crab is about flipping the coin and from a Scandinavian perspective show what happens to humanity when chaos arrives. It’s a big production and a great challenge and thanks to Netflix we can tell this Swedish story to a global audience.”, says Montero.