Extras! Damon Lindelof goes 3-Dimensional on Star Trek, Iron Man 3 gets Epic, We're celebrating an anniversary with some Blu Spaceballs, Hermione gets on a boat, Kristen Stewart actually acts and is Angelina Jolie turning Fifty Shades of Grey? 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!

We start off today with something that might seem strange when described, but once you see it, you realize that it’s always made a twisted kind of sense: Mrs Doubtfire as a horror movie.

Emma Watson in talks to get on Noah’s boat. That is not a sexual euphemism, just so that we’re clear.

The new Michael Bay produced (Possibly) Teenage (Not Sure If They’re Still) Mutant Ninja (Alien) Turtles is looking to start production in the next 3 months or so in Vancouver, Canada. I don’t know about you guys, but PTNSITSMNAT just isn’t quite as catchy.

There’s a licencing expo happening over in Los Angeles currently, and with it comes some new film related materials. Like this new promo image for Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel. Well they say “new promo image”, I say same logo image from a few months ago, just resized.

We’ve been combing the dessert for ages and it looks like we’ve finally hit pay-dirt: Mel Brooks’ classic Star Wars spoof, Spaceballs, is getting a 25th Anniversary Blu-ray!

There’s a rumour currently going around that Angelina Jolie is looking to direct an adaptation of badly written Twilight fan fiction turned even more badly written erotic “literature”, Fifty Shades of Grey. On the off chance that this turns out to be true, just please brace yourself. If you think my raging on Twilight was bad, wait until you see the holy retribution I’m going to unleash on this drivel. Humanity, I am disappointed.

Damon Lindelof spoke to TrekMovie.com about the fact that while Star Trek 2 will be making use of *spit* post-conversion 3D *spit*, they will still be giving audiences “their money’s worth.”

“We wanted to tell the story that we wanted to tell and we have already talked about the idea that all of us were a little bit cynical about doing the movie in 3D and then they set up a test at Bad Robot where they took footage from the first movie – the sequence when the Enterprise drops out of warp and they come upon all the federation vessels destroyed by the Narada and they are doing evasive maneuvers – and we just looked at each other after and said “that was kind of awesome.” We are now – I wouldn’t say converts – but I don’t think this is going to hurt the movie. If people want to see it in 3D, they will get their money’s worth.

And in terms of actual production, [director] JJ [Abrams] shot the movie exactly the way he wanted to shoot it. And when you are doing this process, as opposed to a standard conversion, after every single set up – not just every scene but every angle – we had to do a 3D pass where you clear the set of the actors and the camera has to do the same moves so the guys doing the conversion can map accordingly and that will provide a much better 3D experience for the audience.”

Sorry, Damon. It doesn’t matter how nice you spin it, but I ain’t drinking your cool-aid.

Coming from that same Licencing Expo as mentioned above, is this new promo image for Justin Lin’s Fast and the Furious 6 (which I had thought was being called Fast 6? Oh well…). At least they had the decency to put, you know, sentences and stuff on the image

Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers has received it’s first official synopsis, and it seems every bit as wacky as its predecessor:

“In the wake of the disastrous food storm at the end of the first movie, Flint Lockwood and friends are forced to leave their town of Swallow Falls. But when it is discovered that sentient food beasts have overrun the island, they are asked to return to save the world…again.” 

So you think that Apple or Microsoft are evil? Well, last time I check Bill Gates wasn’t sending teams of marines to their deaths on distant planets all on the off-chance that they can bring back some kind alien bioweapon. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Then you best go read Movies.com’s Guide to the Best Evil Corporations from Sci-Fi Movies.

Matthew McConaughey has pulled out of playing JFK in Lee “Precious” Daniels’ The Butler. Scheduling issues have been cited as the reason, though I have a feeling that he’s just going to want to lie low from all the females after Magic Mike comes out.

An anonymous poster over at OnLocationVacations has reported that Iron Man 3 will be filming in Cary, North Carolina. Specifically, they will be using the building of Epic Games (who’ve made a few videogames you may have heard of) to double as the headquarters of comic book science villains A.I.M., while the S.A.S Institute campus will double as Stark Industries.

Guillermo Del Toro spoke to Total Film about his upcoming Monster vs Mechs film, Pacific Rim, and detailed just how monstrous they plan to go.

“When we’re talking about the physicality of the fight, we ended up building several blocks of Hong Kong. And literally demolished them. We built a building and then we took down the buildings. We built command centres of the robots that were the size of the house. We started them on hydraulic rigs that shoot and elevated them and moved them round so you could really get a sense of the physical nature driving a robot like this.”

As a long-time anime fan, every time I read something about this movie, the otaku part of my brain just craps itself and THIS HAPPENS.

And now here’s something surprising. Not only does Cutlass, a 13 minute short film shot by Kate Hudson back in 2007, feature an uncommonly high profile cast in Virginia Madsen, Kurt Russel, Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart, but this may just be the best work of Stewart’s career. She actually chooses to act and not scowl (much)in this one, which is certainly worth the price of admission alone. The fact that it’s an irreverent look at the wild nature of youth is just a bonus.

Last Updated: June 8, 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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