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!
While Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is only gracing our shores next week, it’s already opened in a few places overseas and thus the first few reviews have popped up online. Movies.com has a nice spoiler-free roundup of all the opinions for your perusal. So what’s the verdict? Is it as good as we’ve been expecting? Well, it seems to range from “phenomenal” to “not bad, but not great”. However, I have picked up a trend in the so called “negative” reviews, in that virtually every single one of them keep comparing the movie to Scott’s Alien. So I think it’s best if we just follow Harry Knowle’s advice:
Attention, ladies! Devil Wears Prada is officially getting a sequel! A book sequel, that is. But if you’re one of those people who think this whole words on paper thing is overrated, then don’t worry your empty little head as I’m sure that a film adaptation will be following shortly thereafter.
Benedict Cumberbatch is joining Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor in Steve M. McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave. There’s absolutely not a single part of that previous sentence that doesn’t have me squirming in glee.
We don’t normally feature home decor products around here, but this Darth Vader lamp is just too cool to not mention:
I recently claimed that Tim Burton is a bit of a one trick pony, which some of you disagreed with. Turns out I was wrong. He actually has 10 tricks, and he uses them all the damn time.
Thor 2 has been pushed forward a week to 8 November while The Lone Ranger will now be riding onto screen on 3 June, nearly month later than it’s original May 31st date. No official reason given for the date changes, but with the new date the God of Thunder will have 2 weeks to himself at the box-office before Katniss Everdeen and friends show up to gobble all the money with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Keeping things chronological, Matthew Vaughn’s followup to X-Men: First Class has got an official release date now. Fox will be releasing the film on July 18 2014, which puts it smack dab in the middle of the US Summer release season. Clearly Fox is banking on those lovable mutants making them some big money again.
Here’s a new extended TV spot for Muscles McBoom-Boom aka The Expendables 2. While this clip does feature a lot of the same material shown in the previous trailer, it does have one new hilarious little exchange between Terry Crews and Arhnuld.
Michael Myers will soon be slashing up scantily clad teenagers in high definition as Halloween II and Halloween III Special Edition are being released on 18 September 2013. Which a really weird date to choose seeing as just over a month later it’s actually, you know, Halloween!
Jim Byrkit, one of the writers on Gore Verbinksi’s Rango, and Alex Manugian, who provided several of the voices on the animated film, have been tapped by New Regency to pen a big screen adaptation of Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock. A feature film version of the cave dwelling puppets has been in development for ages now, so hopefully this comes to fruition, especially considering how amazing the script was for Rango.
For quality snobs around here, when 1080p is just not enough, you can now now buy a 4k movie online. For the uninitiated, that’s the crazy high resolution of 4096 x 2304 pixels normally used for cinemas. It’s a massive 160GB download though. But clearly computer hard drive space is not an issue for you, since you have a freaking cinema in your basement!
Oh and here’s a trailer for what you’ll be buying. In normal human resolution, of course.
Danika Gerner, an extra on Men in Black 3 is suing Columbia Pictures over a wardrobe malfunction. Yeah, I was as disappointed as you soon will be when you find out it’s not the type of wardrobe malfunction you were thinking about.
The sexiest uneven number on the planet, Olivia Wilde, is set to join the cast of Spike Jonze’s latest project. The untitled film, which deals with a man who falls in love with a Siri-like computer voice, is already boasting a first class cast in the likes of Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Samantha Morton.
As sad I would be to see it happen (and by “sad” I actually mean “so angry that it blinds me”), I know it’s only a matter of time before somebody reboots my beloved Back to the Future. But who would be cast as Marty McFly, a role that catapaulted Michael J. Fox into superstardom.
This short film attempts to answer that question, but unfortunately the “actor” doing the audition has a problem with one specific line. Cue hilarity.
Last Updated: June 1, 2012