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 revealed some new Skyfall pics to you guys yesterday, giving you your first look at Javier Bardiem as James Bond’s new nemesis. Well a few more have now surfaced over at ComingSoon.net of a different English set nicknamed “Skyfall lodge”. For the most part the pics just show Daniel Craig walking around on a Castle set, however there is one that caught my eye:
We’ve been hearing the rumours, but this is the first real confirmation that I’ve come across that the vintage Aston Martin DB5, first used by Sean Connery – complete with rotating licence plates, ejector seats and headlamp machine guns – in 1964’s Goldfinger, will be used by Craig in Skyfall.
This is undoubtedly my favourite Bond car (closely followed by Roger Moore’s Lotus Esprit Turbo), so I’m as giddy as a schoolgirl to see it back.
There is still no confirmation of the rumours that Wrath of the Titans and Battle:LA director Jonathan Liebesman will be helming the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, but at least we now have a confirmed date. The Heroes on the Half Shell will be cowabungaing their way into the cinemas on Christmas day, 2013.
Because nothing says celebration of the birth of Jesus quite like mutated reptiles living in a sewer, learning martial arts from a giant talking rat.
Speaking of release dates, it looks like Marc Forster’s zombie outbreak film, World War Z, has been pushed back to June 21, 2013. The adaptation of Max Brooks’ novel sees Brad Pitt as an U.N employee trying to stop a global zombie pandemic.
If you’re still not convinced about exactly how derivative Battleship looks, then this new trailer might just open your eyes. It seems that director Peter Berg has just recently discovered the marvels of CTRL+C, CTRL+V as he appears to have blatantly taken scenes from every major blockbuster or videogame of the last few decades that involved alien invasions and/or explosions. Hell, he’s even thrown in some Iron Man, just for good measure.
Also, I love the fact that Rihanna’s entire contribution to this trailer is a single word. Clearly the producers of this film are playing to her strong points.
The SXSW Film Festival is still going strong, and while there the guys from Collider got their hands on the poster for Ted, the directorial debut from Family Guy creator and celebrity roaster extraordinaire, Seth Macfarlane.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since.
Ted will be played by a motion captured Seth Macfarlane and apparently the foul mouthed, pot-smoking little bear is not exactly kiddie-friendly, and has been described by Wahlberg as incredibly offensive. The film opens on July 13th, so we should be seeing a trailer real soon.
In the first of two Hunger Games related stories, it’s been revealed by the British Board of Film Classification that “a number of cuts were made in one scene to reduce an emphasis on blood and injury.” This was done by Lionsgate as a means of avoiding the 15 age classification which would have left a huge portion of their potential audience out in the cold. Now they’re looking at a 12A classification, meaning that that most powerful demographic of “young teens” will now also be able to give them all their money.
And before you injure yourselves with those torches and pitchforks, know that the cuts made were nothing really too drastic:
“These cuts, which were implemented by digitally removing sight of blood splashes and sight of blood on wounds and weapons, were made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut ’15’ classification was available.”
In the other related story, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence has been speaking to UK Glamour magazine about something that most definitely would not get a 12A classification. The talented and definitely not unattractive young actress has revealed that she would have no problem with appearing fully nude on screen, if it was for the right film.
“So far, I haven’t found a film I’d love to be naked in, but I certainly never look at an actress naked in a movie and judge her. It’s a human body, which is a beautiful thing, right? So stay tuned…”
Technically, she already appeared pretty much naked on screen for X-Men: First Class as for most of the shooting she was wearing nothing but body paint and strategically placed prosthetics.
Piranha 3DD, the film we oh so love to hate around here, has finally received it’s release date! Except, I think we might just be seeing more of a massacre at the box office than in the water. You see, it’s being released on June 1st, one week before Kristen “I have a bajillion fans” Stewart’s Snow White and the Hunstmen, and 2 weeks before Ridley “Every sci-fi geek worships at my altar” Scott’s Prometheus.
The trashy schlockfest better hope it has a massive opening weekend as I highly doubt that it could go head to head against those two.
We’ve all been there. You’ve just seen the latest blockbuster movie or jaw-dropping season finale of your favourite show, and you just can’t wait to talk about it to all your buddies. So the moment you guys see each other, you all just start blurting about how amazingly awesomely superduper cool it was when So-and-so did that thingamajig with the whatchumacallit! And then you look over to see one of your friends, standing to one side by himself, with a look on his face like he just read a note that said that his grandma died after driving over his cat who had just eaten his pet budgie. And the note was taped to a brick which was thrown into his testicles.
That poor guy just got spoilered.
So to prevent these tragic circumstances from happening, have a listen to these celebrities and that one guy who banged Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica, as they lay out the Official Spoiler Rules:
And that appears to be all she wrote for tonight. Just a word of warning: I won’t be here for tomorrow’s Extras as I will unfortunately be taking the day off to go galavanting on the beach and eating in posh seaside restaurants. I know, I know… It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it.
Oh and here’s a spoiler: It’s going to be awesome!