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!
We kick off with a new feature on Prometheus. Note the lack of italics? That’s because this is actually taking a look at the spaceship itself in Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated upcoming sci-fi extravaganza.
I really like the design of the ship, especially how Production Designer Arthur Max has eschewed some of the conventional design choices usually made for spaceships in big budget movies.
JoBlo interviews Piranha 3DD director John Gulager. It is surprisingly/disappointingly short on blood and boobs.
Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence are competing against each other to land the lead role of Peyton Loftis in Scott “Crazy Heart” Cooper’s big screen adaptation of William Styron’s novel Lie Down in Darkness, which deals with dysfunctional family in 1950’s Virginia, and frankly things are getting a little cuh-razy around here.
Here’s Stewart talking to Elle magazine about the role:
“I want to play Peyton more than anything I can possibly taste or touch in my life. I want to play her so bad. They’re the most f**ked-up family. There’s a script adaptation… and it’s good. Two people vying for the part (of the father) are Daniel Day-Lewis and Colin Firth. Daniel would be perfect.”
And here’s Lawrence with her own donation to the crazy coffers:
“I am obsessed with that part. I have this feeling of protectiveness over characters I want to play… If someone else gets the part, I’m afraid they won’t do it right. I’m trying to write the director… to convince him that I should be in his movie. I’ll chase him if I have to. I’ll sit outside his house.”
Say what you will about the vulgarity of Sacha Baron Cohen’s various on-screen personas, the man is a marketing genius. And after dumping Kim Jong Il’s ashes on Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet at the Academy Awards earlier this year, his latest stunt to promote his new film, The Dictator, is just plain killer.
While on a yacht anchored off the French coast at the recent Cannes Film Festival, General Aladeen invited ex-Mrs George Clooney, Elisabetta Canalis, to lather him up with sunscreen on deck. After which, in typical Baron Cohen fashion, he had her take a look at his erm… man missile, which apparently was more dud than scud. Cue the Dictator’s swift retribution:
You can see the full set of pictures over HERE.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige spoke to Empire Magazine where he spilled on some info for Thor 2:
“We’re going to see the other side of Asgard. It’s not all polished and golden in this film. And the events of Avengers will have affected Thor for sure. His relationship with Loki will continue to evolve, and the biggest part is Natalie and Thor returning with Jane Foster.”
And he also addressed rumours – or fervent fanboy wishes would be more accurate a description – about whether or not we’d be seeing Thanos in Thor 2:
“No, future, future. But there will be a major new villain. A major, major new antagonist…”
JoBlo asks their readers who they would cast the Enchantress in Thor 2. My personal vote goes to Alice Eve or Tricia Helfer.
One of Steven Spielberg’s most charming tales, E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, is finally making it’s high-definition debut soon. How soon? Well, that bit that we don’t know yet. But we do know what the box art will look like.
And just because you’re such cute little boys and girls, we even have a trailer for the Blu-Ray release. And as some eagle-eyed viewers on the interwebs pointed out, one of the scenes in the trailer clearly shows shotguns instead of the digitally added in walkie-talkies from the film’s re-release, which means that this will be the original theatrical cut of the film, just as Spielberg promised.
Elizabeth Banks revealed to IMDB that she scored her co-star role in Seth Rogen’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno after Rogen saw her give Steve Carrel an impromptu and rather sensual lap dance while she was auditioning for The 40-Year Old Virgin.
“Seth and I made The 40-Year-Old Virgin together, and he saw the audition when I got that role in which I did give Steve a lap dance. It just came out of an improv.”
She also revealed her thoughts on why Zack and Miri wasn’t quite as successful as Virgin:
“It was a great love story… It got such a bad rep. Because of the title. Well, and also – all the f**king.”
If you don’t already have the Lord of the Rings Blu-Ray Extended Edition boxset in your collection, then you need to click this link right now. Amazon have slashed nearly 60% off the normal retail price, offering it for just $48,99. I already own this and can’t recommend it enough. Not only does it contain every feature/video that a LOTR fan could ever want, but it’s physically gorgeous as well.
Get it now so that you can marathon all glorious 12 hours of it before The Hobbit gets released later in the year.
“What am I allowed to say? I think almost nothing at all.”
Well, judging from this pic, it appears that she’s some kind of ally to Jeremey Renner’s Aaron Cross. Well that is until she probably betrays him and he has to punch her in the throat with a book. These things happen, you know.
Director Chris Nolan has revealed that The Dark Knight Rises will not have any references to actor Heath Ledger, who died from an accidental drug overdose just short of the world first seeing his amazing Oscar-winning performance as the Joker, in the film’s predecessor.
“We’re not addressing The Joker at all. That is something I felt very strongly about in terms of my relationship with Heath and the experience I went through with him on The Dark Knight.
“I didn’t want to in any way try and account for a real-life tragedy. That seemed inappropriate to me. We just have a new set of characters and a continuation of Bruce Wayne’s story, not involving The Joker.”
Slashfilm asks if we will be seeing those infamous comic-book resurrections rear their head in the Marvel movie universe, particularly in the light of the fate of one of the fan-favourite characters in The Avengers. Generally, I would be against this, just as I am in the comic book incarnations, but in this case, I might make an exception.
Jennifer Garner may have played a triple (or is that quadruple? It was hard to keep track) agent in Alias, flip-flopping between the forces of good and evil, but she’s never really played a character as morally messed up as she does in Serena, this new short film from Rodrigo Garcia, which also sees veteran actor Alfred Molina at the mercy of her wiles.