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!
You can bet your hairy palms that somewhere out there, some dude just broke out the tissues and lotion to the news that Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana will be teaming up for a new action-heist movie, Swindle. Thus far there isn’t much known about the film except that the script was written by relative unknowns Enzo Mileti and Scott Wilson, Paramount Pictures will be making it and that Zaldana and Fox are both hot.
Say it ain’t so! I’ve been eagerly anticipating the film installment in no-holds barred government agent Jack Bauer’s knee-cap busting TV adventures, but it looks like the long-in-development 24 movie has once again been put on hold. Apparently, this time it’s a matter of money. According to Deadline, Fox was only willing to offer a budget of around $30 million, while the filmmakers wanted $45 million to $60 million. Star Kiefer Sutherland was apparently also offered way less than he would have liked.
I think it’s time for Bauer to employ some of his patented not-quite legal but highly creative interrogation techniques on the Fox execs. I’m hoping for the “shoot your innocent wife in the femur” approach. That one’s always a winner.
There’s a new image out from G.I. Joe: Retaliation depicting Ray Park as high-tech ninja Snake Eyes, being all high-tech and ninja-ey. Park is possibly the most awesome guy in Hollywood that most people will never recognize. He’s been everything from the Headless Horseman, to Baraka, to Darth Maul, to Toad and even Chuck Norris. Yep, he played a walking internet meme. That takes skills.
Holy Angels with Dirty Faces, Batman! They’ve gone and sold the house from Home Alone! The Chicago home was of course made famous by a young Macauly Culkin – before he started looking like a meth-head – turning it into a triple story death trap in 1993. Guardian reports that the 14 room house sold $1.58 million, which was $1 million less than what the owners were hoping for.
According to the estate agents who sold the house, it was as a “classic residence [that] offers timeless and inspired family living”. I see they forgot to mention the flesh-rending heating elements on the doorknobs, and the scalding hot iron that drops onto your face when you pull the light switch.
Anthony Mandler is probably a name you have never heard of. Not surprising, since all he’s done is direct music videos for Carribean warbler, Rihanna. But just like fellow music video alum DJ Caruso, Mandler appears to be making the jump to the big screen. Deadline is reporting that he is in talks to take the director’s chair on graphic novel adaptation, Last Days of American Crime.
Written by popular comic writer Rick Remender (Fear Agent, Frankencastle), Last Days tells the tall of Graham Bricke, a career criminal in not-too-distant future America. After the country is rocked by a shocking terrorist attack, the government decides to roll out a revolutionary plan to broadcast a brain-chemistry altering radio signal that will prevent anybody from acting out any criminal activities. This prompts Bricke to try and pull off one last major job before the signal gets switched on, effectively ending his career.
It’s an immensely intriguing premise, if it reads like any of Remender’s other works, then it should be a blast.
Sam Worthington has been previously attached to both produce and star, but there has been no mention of him in this latest release.
And finally… Go ahead and file this one under WTF. Some enterprising soul has taken it upon themselves to make a 10 hour long – yes, TEN HOURS – of Darth Vader breathing. That’s it. That’s all there is. I’m hoping that if you sit all the way through it, without falling asleep and/or killing yourself, that some great secret of the universe is unlocked. Or you know, at least show me a picture of a funny cat.
You can check out the full study in patience and sanity below:
And that’s all from today. You may have noticed that Darryn was standing in for me yesterday on Extras duty, as I had the day off. Unfortunately, his performance just did not meet my high standards and he will thus be punished by being strapped to a chair, having his eyelids taped open Mel Gibson style, and forced to sit through all 10 hours of that Darth Vader breathing video. I give it 30 mins before he forgets to breath himself.
Last Updated: March 16, 2012