Extras! Django lives, Constantine goes green, Newsroom no more, Jack Bauer gets a date, and Max Landis tries to escape Lovecraft? 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!

Yes, we know awards shows are nothing but dry circle-jerks, which is why you may have opted to skip out of this year’s Golden Globes. But if you did, you missed out on this hilarious opening from hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Looks like Jack Bauer is getting himself a date, and I may just mean that in both senses of the word. It’s been revealed that the upcoming 12 episode event series, 24: Live Another Day, will be premiering on May 5, 2014. On top of that, it seems that Chuck alum Yvonne Strahovski will also be joining the show, which will see her as an FBI agent on the trail of Kiefer Sutherland’s legendary CTU agent, whose apparently now “more of a fugitive than anything else”.

Set 12 years after the original multiple Emmy Award winning series wrapped up it’s 8th and final season, there’s a chance that this show could spark a whole lot more Jack Bauer on our TV screens, although according to Sutherland he’s happy to have just been given this opportunity.

“If this ends up rebooting the show or causing a film to be made, so be it, but we’re very happy about these 12 episodes right now.”

Sutherland then went right back to torturing a man with a bedside lamp.

Speaking of dates, Production Weekly has revealed that spring/summer 2014 is the best time of the year to visit Louisiana if you’re a fan of superheroes, killer robots and dinosaurs, as that’s when and where production is scheduled to begin for Fantastic Four, Terminator: Genesis and Jurassic WorldThat’s going to be one crowded town.

Lourens keeps telling me, to the second, how much time is left until the Veronica Mars movie is out, so hopefully this new poster for the film can buy me an afternoon’s peace and quiet as he drools over all the people on it.

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Usually when comic book anti-hero John Constantine encounters funny green lights, it has to do with the occult, but this time around it’s the big green light that NBC’s gave when it ordered a pilot episode for David “Dark Knight Trilogy” Goyer’s planned live-action TV series adaptation of Hellblazer, the long running, critically acclaimed adventures of the acerbic, chain smoking magician.

A rabid Star Trek fans has spent $30, 000 converting the basement of her house into the Enterprise. No, Darryn, I don’t know if she’s single.

The story of how filmmaker Terry Gilliam has been struggling for years to get his Don Quixote movie made is such a tale, that somebody’s already made a film about him not making the film. That hasn’t dissuaded Gilliam though, who revealed last year that he was back tilting at this giant windmill. And to prove it, he’s just released this piece of concept art from The Man Who Killed Don Quixote on his Facebook page.

“Dreams of Don Quixote have begun again. [Artist] Dave Warren has started doodling. Will we get the old bastard back on his horse this year? Human sacrifices welcomed. Stay tuned.”

Click to enlarge.

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After what seemed like nothing but weeks of clues, red herrings, teasers and puzzles wrapped inside conundrums inside really hard stuff that makes squishy head bits hurt, it’s been all quiet on Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof’s Tomorrowland. Lindelof, who had to endure one Lost joke too many and subsequently removed himself from social media last year, has now spoken up about the film again, revealing that while the its title is based on Disney’s once planned theme park, that the House of Mouse actually gave them free reign to do just about anything.

“It had a tremendous amount of freedom to be a story because it was just a word. It was like any story that you present us that has the word Tomorrowland in it that you can build a movie around, that’s the only mandate. It’s not like you need to have Space Mountain in it, there needs to be some reference to Buzz Lightyear and preferably Star Jets. None of that happened. It was essentially run with it. Not any constraints.”

Dear HBO, why do you hate me? Less than a week after it was revealed that Boardwalk Empire would be coming to an end after its next season, it’s been revealed that another show I absolutely love, Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, will also be calling it quits after just one more season.

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Congratulations, Star Wars/Tupac mash-up, you win the internet for today.

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Despite the fact that besides for just Chronicle and a couple of videos where he cooks something in his kitchen and rambles about Superman we haven’t really seen anything else from screenwriter Max Landis, the guy just seems to be picking up high profile gigs all over the place. And his forte appears to be telling known/established stories with a twist. His latest? Landis will be penning Columbia Pictures’ upcoming Harry Houdini movie, and to differentiate themselves from Summit Entertainment’s competing project about the famed escape artist/magician, this one will have an H.P. Lovecraft influence. Of course. Because if you can escape from Cthulhu and the Ancient Ones, then being handcuffed inside a box is a breeze.

This fan-made gallery of Epic Marvel Robots, is indeed just that: Epic.

Here’s the first look at Chadwick Boseman as the sex machine Godfather of Soul, James Brown, in Tate “The Help” Taylor’s biopic of the Motown legend called Get On Up. The hairspray budget on this film must be sky-high.

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Fans of the Spaghetti Western genre would probably already know that Jamie Foxx was not the first man to hold the name “Django” on screen. Hell, he wasn’t even the second, or third or even thirtieth! Ever since Franco Nero first appeared on screen as the gunslinger Django in Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 film, Django, and its sequel, Django Strikes Again, the immensely popular character has been unofficially played again in 31 different movies through the years, with the latest being Foxx in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. As a homage to the original though, Tarantino had Nero play a cameo role in his film as the man at the bar who asks Foxx’s Django to pronounce his name. And it seems as though that those 10 minutes of work has sparked an idea in somebody’s head.

An American production company, Point Blank, has acquired the rights to the original character and is looking to make new official second sequel titled Django Lives, which will see Nero reprise his character who is now an old “consultant to silent-movie Westerns in 1915 Hollywood. After getting entangled with racketeers, Django fights back, and all hell breaks loose.”

To keep the Tarantino connection strong (I guess), Point Blank have tapped regular Tarantino editor Joe D’Augustine to direct.

The latest Derp Edition is out, in which trailers are recut using blooper reel footage instead of the final film, and today’s pick is JJ Abram’s Star Trek! Derp me up, Scotty!

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Last Updated: January 14, 2014

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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