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 today with a new clip from the upcoming Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection Blu Ray boxset, which looks at how director Alfonso Cuaron approached the franchise after original director Chris Columbus decided to call it quits, starting with giving its stars some homework.
I love how Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint responded exactly the way Harry, Ron and Hermione would.
John Leguizamo is a busy man. Deadline is reporting that he’s landed the role of a low-level drug dealer in the Cormac McCarthy penned The Counselor, as well playing the part of Javier, lead bodyguard to Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s Red Mist in Kick-Ass 2.
Director Justin Lin revealed via his twitter feed that production has officially begun on Fast and Furious 6. Or Fast 6. Or whatever it’s called. The one with all the muscle cars and muscled people!
“It’s 2am & just got up for the 1st day of FF6. Always love the calm & silence of the night b4 going on set. Let’s go shoot a f@#kin’ movie!”
I’ve featured a couple of the insanely detailed action figures that Hot Toys have been producing for such fan favourite geek films as The Dark Knight. How detailed, you ask? How about detailed enough to make a rather professional looking stop-motion film, titled Batman: The Dark Knightfall. Here’s the first clip from the fan film.
Once again: Too much time, too much talent.
Did you know that the reason Wayne Knight was cast in Jurassic Park was because of the way he responded to Sharon Stone’s vagina? Seriously.
“My agent got a call and goes, ‘Are you sitting down? Steven Spielberg wants you to do Jurassic Park.’ And I said, ‘What?’ Apparently, he’d seen me in Basic Instinct and said, ‘I see him in close-ups, sweating, only instead of open legs, it’s a dinosaur.'”
Fresh from not making much money at the box office, Taylor Kitsch has decided to rein in his blockbuster tendencies for his next project, an English remake of the 2003 French comedy, The Grand Seduction. Hopefully he can seduce some domestic box office success.
Ever notice how all the big blockbuster movies tend to be released around the middle of the year in the American summer? Yeah, you can go ahead and blame Steven Spielberg’s Jaws for that. Learn all about it and some other interesting facts over on Pajiba, where they take a look at Six Movie Milestones That Helped Shape Blockbuster Box0-Office Release Schedules.
Here’s the first teaser poster for the epic looking Cloud Atlas. And had it not been for the trailer released last week, all this poster would have told me is that people are in it, and clouds may/may not be involved.
Ladies, prepare to lose your estrogen. Pajiba has put up a pictorial list of Hot Actors Holding Babies. The collective Awwww’s will probably drown out the Olympics.
Remember those The Wolverine concept art pieces and set models for what looked like a Japanese WWII prison camp we saw last week? Well, now you can get a look at what it looks like in the flesh in this first set video for the James Mangold directed superhero action film. I apologize for the Australian-ness of this video, but unfortunately there was nothing I could do about that.
Vin Diesel’s Riddick is a man who prefers his fist and knives to do his talking for him, so as such, it may not be that easy to truly get to know the shiny-eyed warrior and all his adventures. Luckily, with the character’s third cinematic outing fast approaching, Empire has decided to list Ten Things You Need To Know About Riddick.
Looks like Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink has found himself on the Nice List, looking to not only direct but also rewrite the black comedy sequel Bad Santa 2. No word yet on whether cranky Kris Kringle himself, Billy Bob Thornton, will be returning.
Here’s a bit of… Well weirdness, really. Some of you may have heard of this before, but apparently watching the original Wizard of Oz film synched up with Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon album is supposed to be all amazing and stuff. Apparently there are all these places where the two completely different creative works match up so perfectly thematically or lyrics-wise, that some have started referring to the collectively as The Dark Side of Oz, and there are whole sections of the internet dedicated to it.
You’ll notice how earlier I said “apparently” and that’s because I gave it a watch, and I am clearly not on enough mind-altering chemicals. Well there are a few dramatic moments, matching up with some loud moments, I just don’t see what all the fuss is about. Maybe you guys can see differently?