Extras! A small slice of Pi, Father's Day Liam Neeson style, Meet a Savage, Jean Dujardin is hungry like the Wolf on Wall Street, Will Smith is not sure about being a Legend, A wild Terence Malick appears and is John Carter Mars-bouncing back? Plus much more!

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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!

Oliver Stone’s Savages seems to be a return to form for the veteran director. And by “form” I mean “certifiable insanity”. The plot involves a parade of whackjobs who are either all sleeping with each other or trying to kill one another. To make it easier to know who’s who, head on over to the Savages Youtube channel, where they have a new “Interrogation” series of clips, of the actors, in character telling you about who they are.

Here’s Taylor Kitsch’s Chon, weed-growing and selling partner to Aaron Johnson’s Ben, who both share Blake Lively’s O as their girlfriend. And no, that’s not a typo, her name really is only one letter.

Where Was Loki When The Avengers Were Munching On Schwarma? The answer is so simple and so hilarious.

Director Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick) has decided to tell us his thoughts on 3D, and it makes for some pretty interesting reading.

This Sunday coming is Father’s Day, and who better to remind you of that than Bryan Mills, the most badass dad on the planet. Fox has sent out these cool Father’s Day cards as a promotion for Liam Neeson’s return to the role of the dad with a particular set of skills in Taken 2.

Aw, he’s strangling a terrorist for his baby girl! How sweet!

I loved John Carter. (I understand that some of you may not feel the same way, but that’s probably because you’re doo-doo heads.) So it’s understandable that this little bit of news, as tiny as it may be, makes me very happy.

It seems that a lot of those people who didn’t go see John Carter in cinemas, may be a bit curious now as to see what all the fuss was about, as the film has shot to the top of the Home Video Rental and Sales charts. The film’s global earnings have actually already exceeded its production budget by $30 million, contrary to what some *COUGH*american*COUGH* reports are still proclaiming, and this home video push is certainly going to help matters along.

Speaking of box-office busts… I’m sure that studios execs are all sacrificing chickens and praying to Flying Spaghetti Monsters for a way to predict whether a movie will be a success or not, but unfortunately that type of clairvoyance is just not pos-Oh, what’s that you say? Some Japanese scientists have found a way to do exactly that? Well, darn.

There’s not much we know about Ang Lee’s next film, Life of Pi, except that it involves a boy, the titular Pi, sharing a lifeboat with a hyena, an injured zebra, an orangutan and a hungry Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Seriously.

We’ve seen just a single image thus far of Pi and the tiger staring each other down, and now we have the first footage in this short clip, showing what appears to be the first interaction between boy and tiger. And when I say short, I really mean it, as it’s just 10 seconds long. We can’t really see any acting or story elements, but the digitally created cat certainly looks good.

Film School Rejects takes a look at 12 Terrific Real Movies Shown In Other Movies. That’s some Inception styled shit, yo!

A sequel to I Am Legend is currently in development, and despite the fact that his character, you know, git blowed up real good at the end of the first film, there’s been talks about Will Smith starring in this one as well. The “How?” of it is apparently through the wonders of an Alternate Ending (which I actually thought was superior to the film’s original ending as it hewed closer to the gut-punching finale of Richard Matheson’s novel upon which it is based).

But when Radio 1’s Chris Moyles asked the 43-year old Smith whether he would be involved in the sequel or not, Will said that it was unlikely. All because of his stomach and his ass. For realz.

“Probably not. Producers are working on it. I’m not actually working on it. If it’s great, I’m into it. I don’t want to be the sequel guy. I figure I’ve got about six or seven more years where I can run and jump a little bit and then I’m going butt and gut for the rest of my career. Butt and gut.”

People are still talking about Prometheus, and probably will be for a while, so you might as well get used it. Screenrant is currently looking at 5 Simple Changes That Would Make Prometheus Better (For Alien Fans), and I honestly can’t find fault with a single one of their suggestions. In fact, based on comments from writer Damon Lindelof about the the origin of the film, I have a feeling that their suggestions may actually be pretty close to what was originally conceived.

Noelle may have had some fun with Battleship, but nobody is ever going to accuse that film of being a work of Shakespeare. But what if it actually was?!

With Chris Nolan’s final Batman about to swoop in, Bat-fan Messenjahmatt created this simply amazing poster celebrating the entire trilogy. It features all the central characters from all 3 films, with a very clever blend of all three film’s logos.

Toymakers HASBRO has revealed a new Godfather themed version of Monopoly. Now, when somebody grabs the car, leaving you with that stupid iron to play with, you’re allowed to put a severed horse head in their bed. It’s in the rules, I think.

Frontman for pop-rock band Maroon 5, Adam Levine, will be playing Keira Knightley’s beau in romantic comedy Can a Song Save Your Life?

Hey, look! It’s a Thai Fighter t-shirt!

Oscar winning star of The Artist, Jean Dujardin, is in talks to join Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Written by The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winters, the film is adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s memoirs, documenting his dramatic rise and fall on Wall Street, including a lavish lifestyle of drugs, alcohol, non-stop parties and whole lot of illegal dealings. Belfort will be played by Leonardo DiCaprio (who is just ruling Hollywood at this moment, it seems) while Dujardin will play a Swiss banker caught up in his illicit schemes.

 Auteur director Terence Malick (Badlands, The New World, The The Thin Red Line, Tree of Life )is one of the most reclusive figures in Hollywood. Over the last 3 decades, there has literally only been about 6 images of him released to the public, with even less video footage. He never publicly promotes his films, and even when they win major awards, he doesn’t show up to collect them. He has essentially become the Bigfoot of the entertainment industry.

So when popular entertainment gossip show TMZ happened to accidentally stumble onto him walking with actor Benicio Del Toro while their cameras were rolling, it was entertainment news gold.

Except, they had no idea who he was! It was only much later that the TMZ crew even realized what had just transpired.

Watch the clip below, as Mallick keeps trying to duck and dive out of the range of the camera, while Del Toro amusingly seems to be almost intentionally moving around to get Mallick back into the shot.

Last Updated: June 15, 2012

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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