Extras! Chloe Moretz will make you cry, Drew Goddard on World War Z writer woes, Hanz Zimmer pays tribute to Aurora, Tom Hiddleston is a Family Guy, Tom Hardy raps, The Dark Knight catches some sun,The Wolf Pack gets a logo and the secret to Heath Ledger's Joker performance revealed? Plus much more!

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File this one under “People with too much time and talent on their hands”. Kotaku reader Tyrannicon has recreated the entire final battle sequence in Zack Snyder’s 300, shot by shot, using nothing but console commands and the Creation Kit found within the video game, Skyrim.

I can barely finish a quest in that game without getting distracted by some or other trinket, and he finds the time to create entire portions of movies? Clearly, he is on cocaine. It’s the only thing that makes sense.

It was recently reported that a round of screenwriter’s musical chairs was happening over on the set of troubled zombie apocalypse film, World War Z, with Cabin in the Woods director and co-writer Drew Goddard the only one left with a place to plant his tuchus. But according to Goddard, it was nowhere as bad some publications were reporting:

“I think a lot of that got blown out of proportion.  It really was like, they asked me to come look at the movie and give ideas on how to help, and that’s what happened.  That happens all the time, I don’t know why this got blown up with World War Z and it suddenly became a big thing.  It’s the sort of thing that happens with screenwriters all the time where you give your ideas on what could help, you write some scenes for people… I feel bad for the sort of magnifying glass that that movie’s under because this is just a normal part of the process, this is just what happens… My involvement was just watch the movie, give some ideas, write some scenes that might help, ADR, just sort of fill in stuff, which is what I did.”

It seems like Loki may be swapping notes with that other megalomaniac, Stewie, as Tom Hiddleston has revealed that he recently finished recording a voice-over for a new character on Seth McFarlane’s Family Guy. The details of the character is being kept under wraps.

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And here’s your daily bit of randomness. Somebody snapped this photo of some Batman cosplayers at Comic-Con trying to catch some sunlight. Coz even Batman needs a good tan, dude.

Speaking of Batman…. Want to read the script for a Dark Knight Rises deleted scene? Don’t worry, unless you didn’t know that Morgan Freeman was in it playin a character called Lucius Fox, it’s spoiler free.

As a tribute to the victims of the Aurora, Colorado movie theatre shooting that took place a week and a half ago, The Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer has created a new song simply titled “Aurora”. He posted the following message on his Facebook page:

“Aurora” is dedicated to those who lost their lives and were affected by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. I recorded this song in London in the days following the tragedy as a heartfelt tribute to the victims and their families. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Aurora Victim Relief organization. Donate what you can and download the track here: https://watertowermusic.moontoast.com/estore/embed/1336

According to Californication actress Judy Greer, her Carrie remake co-star Chloe Moretz will be moving you to tears. Well, at least she cried.

“Chloë’s performance – and this is literal – has brought me to tears on set. She’s made me cry because I find her performance to be incredibly moving. I’m feeling a lot of compassion for her.”

Yeah I always get all misty-eyed when a telekinetic girl murders everybody at her prom while covered in pig’s blood.

Did you know that you’ll never be as cool as Tom Hardy? Seriously, it’s true. Tackling a large range of different movies and characters, he’s already proven that he can do just about anything on the screen, and now he’s proving that he’s just as versatile talented when not in front of the cameras. By beat boxing. And freestyle rapping. With a baby.

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Besides for the fact that it’s actually happening, not much else is known about The Hangover 3. Well, except for the fact that at one point or another Zack Galifianakis will probably drug them all, they will have a raucous night and lose their memory, they will try to piece together their memories, Ken Jeong will show off why there aren’t too many Asian male pornstars and, oh yeah, one of the guys will describe the group as the Wolf Pack.

In keeping with that last part, Lionsgate has released this new teaser image for the film:

Russian website Stark Industries is claiming that the X-Men: First Class sequel will be titled X-Men: Days of Future Past. This of course ties up with the news earlier in the year that 20th Century Fox had registered the title with the MPAA Title Registration Bureau. There’s been no other official confirmation though.

Oh, you might want to keep that Google translator handy before you click that first link.

When Chris Nolan cast pretty boy Heath Ledger as the Joker in Dark Knight, I – along with the rest of the internet – responded along the lines of “Whadchu talkin bout, Willis?” Ledger of course went on to provide one of most surprising performances of the last decade, filled with physical tics, eccentricities and growling, mewling voice that was unforgettable. While it firmly cemented him as one of cinemas greatest villains, his untimely passing soon there after, means that we’ll never truly know where he drew his inspiration from. Or will we?

Newsarama has managed to dig out this old Australian TV interview from 1979, featuring singer/sometime actor Tom Waits, and well, just see for yourselves!

Last Updated: July 30, 2012

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions – but very little sleep – I’ve been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

  • mornelithe

    Now that’s actually some good news…Days of Future Past is the name of one of the more compelling comic mini-series (as well as 4-part cartoon in the original X-Men series) inside the Xmen universe.  The comics were slightly different than the cartoon, but largely it was about an alternate future where Sentinels incarcerated mutants (with the help of a psycho congressman) and the Xmen were hunted down and many of them killed.  Also the ‘super sentinel’ Nimrod, was in these episodes and comics.

    The cartoon included Bishop, and Forge but largely had the same plot.  Definitely could be some great news…though, I’m not about to say I expect it to be a decent adaptation.

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