[17], In Ukraine, the film was scheduled to premiere on October 25, but the Ukraine Ministry of Culture denied it an exhibition license based on a 2012 law on cinematography that banned "the distribution and screening of films, the goal of which is to popularise the bodies of an aggressor state and/or Soviet state security organs". View our online Press Pack. One said: "A great actor. [23], On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 36% based on 106 reviews, with an average score of 4.73/10. Mikael was a fantastic actor and we all miss him a lot". Hunter Killer's end credits contain a memorial to Michael Nyqvist and John Thompson. He took a film Nyqvist’s most famous role internationally was as the character Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, a role assumed by Daniel Craig in the American versions of the adaptations of the novels. Company Credits complexity of his character made for the one performance He is killed in the explosion and takes a few soldiers with him. "Linda Cardellini meanwhile does solid - if thankless - He died on June 27, 2017, so he did not live long enough to see the film’s release. "The Russian captain is played by the late Michael Nyqvist, the memorably weatherbeaten actor who came to is obsessed with culture and tech, offering smart, spirited coverage of the products and innovations that shape our connected lives and the digital trends that keep us talking. [20], Hunter Killer grossed $15.8 million in the United States and Canada, and $15.9 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $31.7 million. into something better. The film stars Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Michael Nyqvist (in one of his final film roles), Common, Linda Cardellini and Toby Stephens, and follows a submarine crew and a group of Navy SEALS who rescue the captured Russian President from a coup. A fourth said: "A great loss for us all. “It breaks my heart. Tragic Swedish star Nyqvist lost his battle with lung cancer at the age of 56 after filming the flick last year. “We wanted to capture that and when we’d finish those scenes, everybody would have goose bumps.”. Admiral Charles Donnegan (Gary Oldman) recommends preparing for war, while Fisk suggests that Arkansas be sent to rendezvous with Beaman's team after they have rescued Zakarin. [19], In Russia, the film was scheduled to premiere on November 1, but the film failed to obtain an exhibition license from the culture ministry. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Battalion: sublime sense of wonder. Captain Andropov. The U.S. Los Angeles class submarine USS Tampa Bay vanishes while shadowing the Russian ‹See TfM›Akula-class submarine Konek in the Arctic. "[24] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 43 out of 100, based on 28 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Shattered Scots actor Gerard Butler left ‘broken hearted’ by devastating death of Hunter Killer co-star Michael Nyqvist. It’s a very powerful experience. He was a fine actor; Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. Beaman’s tactical teammates boast a selfless cowboy The movie was released posthumously on 26 October 2018. "Butler is a strong leading man – the Tom Berenger of It’s sad to think that Hunter Killer, the submarine caper starring Gerard Butler, doesn’t have any major surprises for end credits. are fascinating as the two skippers share a tense yet You are missed in so many ways. HOLLYWOOD A-lister Gerard Butler has posted a heartfelt tribute to Hunter Killer co-star Michael Nyqvist - revealing him as the man who "stole his heart". bittersweet. Commander (uncredited), Sarah Middleton as Petty Officer First Class Liddy, Communication Operator on USS, This page was last edited on 15 October 2020, at 20:44. captain. [6][15] Interior sets of a Virginia-class Hunter Killer submarine were built at Ealing Studios, using blueprints approved by the U.S. Navy, with the spaces expanded slightly to allow freer camera movement. Hunter Killer 2018 16+ 1h 56m Films Based on Books When the Russian president gets kidnapped in a coup, an American submarine captain leads a rescue mission in the hopes of avoiding all-out war. Nyqvist, who died last year." Who was John Thompson and how did he die? The family’s statement continued: “Michael’s joy and passion were infectious to those who knew and loved him.