September 5 , 2012
Rutger is shooting the docu-drama 'Michelangelo - The Dominant Passions'.
May 14 , 2012
Rutger is about to start shooting in Canada 'Drawing Home', directed by Markus Rupprecht.
December 19, 2011
Barring unexpected hindrances, from March 23 to 25 Rutger will be attending the Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, NC (USA) to raise funds for his Starfish organization to support HIV-stricken children. More info on the Rutger Hauer Starfish Asssociation dedicated webpage, as well as on the Mad Monster Party website.
November 14, 2011
Rutger is about to start shooting in Portugal 'RPG - Real Playing Game'', directed by David Rebordão.
October 24, 2011
Rutger to topline in 'Flight of the Storks', a TV miniseries directed by Jan Kounen, from Jean-Christophe Grange's novel 'Le Vol des Cigognes'. Published in fifteen languages the novel is a hugely popular crime thriller that in Kounen's hands will become a two part television series of two 90-minute episodes. This is the official synopsis: 'Jonathan Anselme, a young English academic, teams up with Max Böhm, an amateur ornithologist, to follow storks on their migration from Switzerland to Africa. Max wants to find out why some birds never return from this journey. However, after Max is found dead in mysterious circumstances, Louis decides to make the trip alone, never suspecting that he will find himself caught up in an international web of intrigue. While the Swiss detective Dumaz investigates Max Böhm's murky past, Jonathan is forced to confront his own troubled history. He uncovers a trail of grisly murders travelling through Bulgaria, Turkey, the Middle East, Congo along the pathway of the migrating storks and their deadly secret.'
October 20, 2011
Afer having attended his I've Seen Films International Film Festival, Rutger is now in New York City to attend the Dialogue of Cultures International Film Festival. More info on their webite: www.dciff.net
October 8 , 2011
Rutger is in Belgium shooting an episode of 'Metal Hurlant Chronicles', an English language TV adaptation of the like named European sci-fi comic anthology. 24 half hour episodes, across two seasons will launch next April and September. 'Métal Hurlant' was a French comics anthology of science fiction and horror comics stories, created in December 1974 by comics artists Mœbius and Philippe Druillet together with journalist-writer Jean-Pierre Dionnet and financial director Bernard Farkas.
August 30, 2011
Rutger is about to start shooting 'Agent Ranjid rettet die Welt', directed by Michael Karen.
July 16, 2011
Rutger will be acting in Alicia Scherson's, 'The Future'. Alicia Scherson, a Chilean filmmaker, has adapted Roberto Bolaño's apocalyptic novel 'Una Novelita Lumpen'. Alicia stated that '...since I first read it, I found it to be small and dense like a gemstone. An austere and concise work of contained emotions, a lucid and lean reflection about youth and despair in big cities. Its simple forms and precision is exactly what makes it so adaptable to film.... It tells the story of Bianca, a young woman who must face her parents’ death and start a long and dark voyage through poverty and prostitution. But this downfall into the lumpen becomes a trip to adulthood, a clumsy and dangerous way to mourn, to accept death and face the future'.
June 5, 2011
Rutger is co-directing, along with Sil van der Woerd, 'Requiem 2019', a short film/music video. Lolly Jane Blue has recorded a beautiful track for this film.
May 16, 2011
It has been officially confirmed today that Rutger will start shooting soon in Wales the horror film 'The Reverend', from writer/director Neil Jones, based on his upcoming graphic novel in which the title character develops a hunger for blood after a visit from a mysterious girl. Rutger will play the role of “The Withstander,” (i.e. the devil). The cast also includes producer Stuart Brennan as the reverend, Tamer Hassan, Emily Booth, Doug Bradley and Giovanni Lombardo Radice. Brennan is very excited about Rutger ’s participation, 'He’s one of those actors who takes roles and makes them not just memorable, but iconic. For me, his performance in Blade Runner is up there with the best performances of a villain of all time. I’m not in any of the scenes with him, but I am really excited to have him on board the project regardless. From a producing standpoint, it’s an incredible name on the movie, and a brilliant endorsement of the merits of this unique project, that he wants to do it'.
The film's official website is www.thereverendfilm.com
April 4, 2011
On April 13, Rutger will get the Career Achievement Award at the 27th Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival! Read all info here
February 24 , 2011
Rutger will be playing soon the Van Helsing character in Dario Argento's 'Dracula 3D'.
December 20 , 2010
Rutger will be playing Alfred Heineken (the beer tycoon), kidnapped for 3 weeks in 1983. The director is Maarten Treurniet. For weeks this was the news headlines in the Netherlands. Shooting starts in spring 2011.
December 1, 2010
Two recent Rutger's films: 'Hobo with a Shotgun' (in the 'Park City at Midnight' category) and 'The Mill and the Cross' (in the 'New Frontier Films' category) will be screend out of competition at the Sundance Film Festival (taking place from January 20 to 30).
November 1, 2010
Don't miss, on November 6 and 7 at Lux theater in Nijmegen (the Netherlands), a retrospective dedicated to Rutger and his films. A masterclass will be held, too. More information here
October 19 , 2010
Rutger is about to start shooting 'Il Villaggio di Cartone' ('The Cardboard Village'), directed by Ermanno Olmi.
September 10, 2010
Rutger is about to start shooting 'All for One', directed by Rasmus Heide.
September 8, 2010
A Night for the Oceans: Rutger will be fundraising for Sea Shepherd on Sunday, 12 September at ID&T De Entree 300 in Amsterdam. All information at www.anightfortheoceans.com
July 15, 2010
Rutger will attend the Odessa International Film Festival and on July 17 he will lead a filmmaking masterclass.
June 22, 2010
Rutger is about to record the voice-over for Hermitage Nederland's 'Morphing Alexander'.
April 12, 2010
Rutger is about to shoot 'Hobo With a Shotgun'.
March 6, 2010
Rutger is in South Africa, shooting 'Black Butterflies', directed by Paula van der Oest.
January 5, 2010
Rutger is shooting in South Africa his new film, 'Portable Life', directed by Fleur Boonman.
December 8, 2009
Johnnie Walker's 'Walk with Giants' ads campaign. To walk with Rutger, go to this link and log into the Dutch site: http://www.johnniewalker.com/nl-nl/walkwithgiants/
September 30 , 2009
Rutger is in Milan (Italy) for his 'I've Seen Films' International Film Festival. All info here!
March 12, 2009
On March 21 Rutger will attend the 'Blade Runner Day' at BFI Southbank, London (UK). All info here!
March 10 , 2009
Rutger will start shooting soon in the UK, 'The Letters', with Max von Sydow and directed by William Riead
January 15, 2009
The 2009 'I've Seen Films' International Film Festival promo video is online. Click here!
January 5, 2009
Rutger will start shooting soon in Russia 'The Fifith Execution', directed by Alexander Yakimchuk. Other cast members are Michael Madsen and Fedor Emelianenko.