What Happened To Monday is a forthcoming sci-fi actioner set in the not too distant future, where overpopulation and famine have forced governments to undertake a drastic “One Child Policy”. As such, seven identical sisters live a hide-and-seek existence pursued by the Child Allocation Bureau.
This alternative CAB, 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 (Noomi Rapace). 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…
I saw the trailer before I read the billing, so I didn’t realise at first that Noomi would play ALL of her sisters, but it really works brilliantly well. As the trailer progressed, this sci-fi movie looks mad as cheese, and brilliant fun. And while I quite enjoyed her other 2017 action movie, Unlocked, earlier this year, this looks a far more sure bet for anyone who skipped that one.
I’m really looking forward to this one, so check it out when it’s released. Director Tommy Wirkola also made the entertaining Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, and I still need to see his Dead Snow and Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead.
Note, also, that in some places, it’s titled the rather lame ‘Seven Sisters‘, which makes it sound like a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical(!)
What Happened To Monday also stars Robert Wagner and is released worldwide on Netflix, on August 18th.
Writers: Max Botkin, Kerry Williamson
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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