Alex Aja Traps Noomi Rapace in Contained Thriller ‘O2’


Prometheus star Noomi Rapace, who was also just attached to the revenge thriller The Thicket as a violent killer, will star in an Alex Aja-produced thriller O2, which will reteam the French filmmaker with P2, Amityville: The Awakening and Maniac director Franck Khalfoun.

The pic centers on a woman who wakes up in a cryogenic medical pod, alone, with no memory, and no way out. All she knows is that she has 90 minutes of oxygen left and must figure out how to save herself, while discovering who she really is, who put her there, and most importantly – why?

Deadline adds that the film was written by Christie LeBlanc. Aja previously directed High Tension, Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors, Piranha, Horns and also produced last year’s Crawl.

“One of the most compelling scripts I’ve read in years – a pure survival experience with a great mystery at its core,” said Aja. “Even without the oxygen running out, the suspense on the page left me breathless.”

Echo Lake Entertainment, 42 and Wild Bunch International are also producing.  The contained Blacklist thriller that has Wild Bunch International aboard for sales. Vincent Maraval’s Paris-based outfit will begin discussing the genre project with buyers next week at the EFM in Berlin.
Director Alexandre Aja on the set of CRAWL from Paramount Pictures. Photo Credit: Sergej Radović.