Welcome to The Extras! A daily dose of all the smaller movie related news, clips and just plain cool stuff that you might have missed!
Earlier today, we saw that public menace and nuisance Spider-Man, hanging upside down around trees and harassing the fine folk of New York City. PAAAAAAAAARKER! Ahem, moving on, that’s not the only new addition to thr franchise picture banks.
Here’s Peter’s second love, Mary-Jane Watson as played by Shailene Woodley. As photographed by someone who caught her without her make-up on apparently. Face it Tiger, you just hit the ugly tree jackpot.
Ever wondered why the more Afrikaans side of the nation still holds a rather pointless grudge towards the British for a war that was finished a century ago? Well here’s the trailer from the just released Verraaiers (Traitors), which deals with the Boer War, England using an F U scorched earth policy during the war, one sided trials and Boer soldiers being labelled as traitors when they decide that their families are more important than conflicting imperial ideologies.
In case you haven’t noticed, Angelina Jolie has taken time away from adopting third world children, to focus again on movies. And this time, she’s behind the camera. Jolie has been planning her feature film directing debut for a while now, and has chosen to helm an adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken novel.
The problem is, is that Jolie isnt satisfied with the script that Richard LaGravenese and William Nicholson have created, so she’s tapped some surprising talent to help smooth things out. Joel and Ethan Coen are taking a crack at the current draft, which deals with the life story of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini, who survived in a raft for 47 days with two other people during a WWII plane crash, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner of war camp.
Sucks to be them I guess.
Got ten minutes to spare, and want a damn good chuckle while you’re at it? One of my favourite sites on the web, The Editing Room, has pushed out yet another abridged script of one of the best films of 2012, Dredd. Here’s the link. And here’s an example of what to expect;
Meanwhile JUDGE BLACK, JUDGE HISPANIC, and JUDGE BLEEDER are handed their RETIREMENT PENSIONS in the form of BULLETS and JUDGE KARL faces off against JUDGE WHITE.
Grumble. My magical gun has finally run out of bullets. If only I had thought to procure a gun from the 200+ people I’ve killed thus far.
Ha! Now I kill you!
You want me to wait? Me? Wait? For what?
Why should I? Wait, that is. What am I waiting for?
I’m waiting for wait? That doesn’t make any sense. Hey why am I even arguing with you instead of just shoot
(is shot in the face by Olivia)
Hey! You young person you! Throw out those Def Leppard and Bon Jovi mix-tapes, and set your ears to record mode so that you can take an audio gander at the soundtrack for Park Chan-wook‘s Stoker, as composed by Clint Mansell.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson isn’t exactly the longest serving member of the Fast and Furious franchise, but clearly, he still feels like the peoples champ, as he recently had some words of wisdom to impart on the upcoming sixth film in which he stars alongside Vin Diesel and Paul Walker:
Fast Six, we raise the bar. Fast Five was pretty damn good, Fast Six we raise the bar. Fast Five, my character, Vin’s character, we locked horns. In Fast Six, we ride or die. We kick ass, and we raise the bar.
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 is out later this year, but so far, we’ve only seen a few images of the upcoming sequel. Of course, a trailer is on the way. And of double-course, said trailer is getting an announcement announcing it.
Oh Hollywood, when will you learn that trailer trailers are pretty much the car guards of the industry? In other words, no one likes them.
Here’s some pop trivia for ya: Before Chris Hemsworth landed the role, JJ Abrams had originally asked Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg to appear as James T Kirks’s father in the opening scene of the first Star Trek film. That never happened though, but at least Wahlberg has a solid, hilarious reason as to why not, thanks to Total Film;
Yesterday, we saw Jimmy Kimmel promote the greatest movie sequel that will never be made, Movie: The Movie V2. But that’s not all that Kimmel wrote. He also managed to sneak a glimpse into an upcoming sequel that Ang Lee was working, a successor to his Oscar-grabbing flick Life of Pi. Only this time, it’s going to gangnam your senses broken, as Kimmel presented Life of Psy.
And to end off today, we’re going to ask you a question: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be Darth Vader? Well I have, and not just because I’d like to grow several feet taller. The folks over at the Stunt People pondered that very question, and armed with some cosply colthing, a few GoPro cameras and some Adobe After Effects, have come up with an asnwer.