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!
You may have noticed that things looked a tad sparse around here today. That’s because Darryn’s off trying be cast in that Bill Bailey show about the Cape Baboons (I think he’s a shoe-in), while I have been asked to do this strange thing called “study”. Weird, I know. So to make up for us not being able to deliver our usual amount of incredibleness, here’s a new, previously unreleased, hand painted poster for The Incredibles by acclaimed illustrator Robert McGinnis, that director Brad Bird unveiled on Twitter over the weekend.
@BradBirdA113: “Cool unreleased hand-painted INCREDIBLES poster by the legendary Robert McGinnis (James Bond, B’fast @ Tiffany’s, etc).”
As The Incredibles is my favourite of all the Pixar movies, I’d be willing to give up Darryn to have that hanging on my wall.
Speaking of losing a nut, the folks over at GeekTyrant have been astute enough to point out that given disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong’s current doping scandal, this scene from Dodgeball in which he made a cameo appearance, now takes on a sudden cringe-worthiness. And no, I’m not just talking about his acting.
Did you know that in Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind (a movie that never fails in getting me to whistle 5-note melodies that drive my wife insane) you can see R2-D2 hanging from the bottom of the ship. For real.
Some new details for Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, How To Catch a Monster, have popped up courtesy of a casting notice that’s been posted online. The notice is looking for the film’s leads, Bones, “an introspective loner with an active imagination”, and Frankie, his “feral-like” younger brother. There’s a notice for what appears to be one of the film’s antagonists in the form of Face, a “small-town trouble maker from the wrong side of the tracks. He is the constant, silent companion of the dark and sinister character, BULLY. His trademark is the unusual and distinctive appearance of his face.”
If you recall, the film – which also stars Gosling’s Drive co-star Christina Hendricks – has been described as a “fantasy noir” film. Here’s the synopsis:
Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while Bones, her 18-yr-old son, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.
And because I know that some of you are secretly wishing that somebody put a list like this together, here’s WhatCulture’s 20 Greatest Nude Scenes for 2012. And fellas, just a fair warning: It wasn’t just ladies getting nekkid this past year.
Speaking of boobies, here’s a new hilarious Blooper Reel for Judd Apatow’s This Is 40, which once again shows off that scene of Leslie Mann groping Megan Fox’s mammaries. And yes, I know that a Blooper Reel for a movie that hasn’t yet been released locally might be considered spoilerish for some, but did you even read the sentence before this one?
As part of the promotional rounds for The Last Stand, Arnold Schwarzenegger dropped in on Reddit to do an AMA (that’s “Ask Me Anything” for the non-Redditors) where he revealed a few interesting nuggets of info about himself, such as the fact that he’d love to work with Sam Raimi, Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg and that after spending so many years in America, he now feels more comfortable speaking English rather than German. Also, he has really bad handwriting.
Did you know that once upon a time they were going to make a Gladiator 2? What’s that you ask? How could they make a sequel when Maximus dies at the end of the first movie? Easy! Just have the Roman Gods be so impressed with how he kicked ass in gladitorial battle that they send him back to the land of the living, and force him to live out all the major battles of history, time hopping to the next shindig once he’s kicked enough ass, until he eventually ends up as a General at the Pentagon.
Yes, this was a real script, written by Nick Cave (The Road, Lawless) and you can read all about it and more in 12 Crazy Sequel Pitches That Almost Ruined Great Films.
Here’s the first poster for British action film The Sweeney, which is actually based on a 1970’s TV series of the same name, and deals with a Flying Squad officer (Ray Winstone mean-mugging it up on the poster) and the world of crazy copper antics he unearths when steals some gold bars at a gang bust to pay off his informant.
Tech gurus Mashable has gone and listed 10 Star Wars Technologies We Actually Want. And “lightsabers” is not no.1. What crazy talk is this?!
And after seeing plenty of sneaky spy pics and behind the scenes snaps tweeted by director Jeff Wadlow, now we finally get our first officially released promo image for Kick-Ass 2. The pic shows Jim Carrey as the masked vigilante Colonel Stars and Stripes (with his also masked German Shepherd sidekick) and Aaron Taylor-Johnson once again under the green mask of our titular hero, Kick-Ass.