Extras! – 05 February 2014

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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! 

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Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Looks like the 3D conversion for Need for Speed wasn’t as last minute as everyone believed it to be, with work beginning on translating the film into the third dimension started back in Fenruary already. Speaking to SlashFilm, director Scott Waugh explained why the film was getting the 3D degree, and why it wasn’t marketed so with that in mind.

You’re still going to get a massive headache when you watch the movie, but reasons man, reasons.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Percussive politics, thinking with portals and Natalie Portwoman? Yep, it’s another honest trailer, this time for Thor: The Dark World.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 We’ve got a long-running joke (Next to being unable to correctly write down the name of M Night Shamoo the Killer Whale) about Taken 3 involving something ridiculous that gets ‘taken’. But Kervyn and I might need to head back to the drawing board, because according to the man with a penis so big that Justin Bieber was arrested for drag racing down it, “nobody gets taken.”

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 What’s next for Gore Verbinksi after the colossal flop that was The Lone Ranger? Well thanks to a deal with New Regency, Verbinski will be headed to Pyongyang, a journey into North Korea based on the graphic novel by Guy Delisle. Never read the graphic novel? Here’s the official description:

A westerner’s visit into North Korea, told in the form of a graphic novel. Famously referred to as one of the “Axis of Evil” countries, North Korea remains one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today. In early 2001 cartoonist Guy Delisle became one of the few Westerners to be allowed access to the fortresslike country. While living in the nation’s capital for two months on a work visa for a French film animation company, Delisle observed what he was allowed to see of the culture and lives of the few North Koreans he encountered; his findings form the basis of this remarkable graphic novel. Pyongyang is an informative, personal, and accessible look at a dangerous and enigmatic country.

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Extras-bullet-points-micro3 If you’re a big fan of Twitter, the far superior social network that your workplace has yet to ban, then you might want to go and follow Rick Baker. The movie and monster effects genius has created an account, and its safe to say that some of his tweets will leave your stomach churned and shaken.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 AH-HOO! AH-HOO! No, it’s not a Richard Nixon battle cry, it’s a new featurette for 300: Rise of an Empire!

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 The Olympics may draw the best athletes in the world every four years into one location in order to go for gold and then retire to the sex orgy known as the Olympic village, but it also draws in plenty of terrorist dicks.

Back in 1996, someone planted a pipe bomb in the bin of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, which was found by a security guard. Hailed a hero, the media evetually incorrectly labelled him as the villain who created the bomb, over a period of time which was written about by Marie Brenner in 1997 for Vanity Fair.

Fox got the rights to that feature, and they want to adapt the film based on it. So who are they tapping to star in it? Why none other than Wolf of Wall Street’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Ever wondered how Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace should have ended? if you said “within the first five minutes of Jar Jar Binks being disembowled by Darth Maul, then I think we can be friends.

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Last Updated: February 5, 2014

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