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!
There’s a lot of absurdity and hilarity in today’s Extras, but I’m starting off with our one somber piece of the day (so as not to ruin your ridiculous mood later) which I really hope will grab your attention.
Not long after finally realizing his dream and making it big on the international stage with Spartacus, Australian engineer turned actor Andy Whitfield was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Given just 3-6 months to live, with only a 25% chance of beating the disease, Whitfield decided to document his journey as he and his family tried to beat the odds, with a camera following them around even in the most intimate and sensitive of moments. Unfortunately, Andy eventually succumbed to the disease, robbing not only the entertainment world of one of its fastest rising stars but more importantly, a family of it’s husband and father.
However, the film documentary – which Andy hoped would serve as an awareness campaign about the cancer and all its mysteries and trials – is unfortunately not finished, and Andy’s family, friends and co-stars need some monetary help to complete it. As such they have started a Kickstarter campaign to acquire the necessary funding, and also released a snippet of the documentary below to encourage people to contribute to this true story of bravery in the face of adversity.
Right, back to the crazyness… It looks like you’re going to have the time of your life some other time, as the Dirty Dancing remake has been delayed.
If you’re a fan of muscular men in as little clothing as possible, then you need to check out this gallery of 50 new images from male stripper movie, Magic Mike.
If you’re as obsessed with with the videogame Skyrim as I am, and also find yourself being as big a Star Wars nerd than I am, then I’m pretty sure that this Boba Fett armour for Skyrim will interest you.
There’s just about 2 months left until Len Wiseman’s Total Recall reboot gets implanted in our memories, and the film’s viral campaign is kicking it up a notch. Spotted on the streets of Hollywood by ComingSoon, here are two new viral posters for the film.
Hollywood is known for lame cash-in sequels, much to our chagrin, but JoBlo looks at the converse and lists 15 Movies That They Think Need Sequels. More Willow? Hells yeah!
Robert Pattinson hates “whoever invented that R-Patz thing”. Also, apparently his own acting ability. Oh, R-Patz, you so crazy.
I can’t recall when last I’ve been as envious of anybody like I am of the owner of this ridiculously cool Star Wars theme Home Theatre. I hate rich people.
Not content to just out-act and out-man other men, Michael Fassbender has now revealed another talent: Singing. Compiled by Whereislolly, it features Fassbender showing off his pipes (pun unintended) on and off stage, in just about every single genre you can think of. Even yodelling, which is not really even a genre but rather an affliction.
“I don’t know… Spike Lee’s doing Old Boy and it’s different and the same. I wrote an email to Park, who I really love, when I tried to get him to directJonah Hex. I was like, ‘If you’re not completely into this, then we’ll find something else to do together.’ But then I said, “I want your blessing to doOld Boy.” He wrote back this beautiful letter and it said, ‘I love remakes and I think it’s great, just don’t do it exactly like we did.'”
“Different but the same?” Since when is Josh Brolin a buddhist monk?
Abbie Cornish (Sweet Pea in Zack Snyder’s
masturbatory Sucker Punch) is in talks to take on the role of the wife of fallen police officer turned giant, shiny sex toy, Alex Murphy, in Jose Padilha’s Robocop remake. Oh come on, don’t look at me like that. You know he must have some “accessories”.
French (don’t hold that against him) actor Vincent Cassel is joining Viggo Mortensen in a sequel to David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises. Which is about as great a bit of casting news as I can think of.
Here’s our first look at Guillermo Del Toro’s monster vs mech battle royale, Pacific Rim, which while short on both monsters and mechs is heavy on the Idris Elba looking badass in a some kind of battle suit.
Anybody want to live in James Bond’s house for the summer and also happen to have $250 000 just lying around? Well, then you’re in luck because Pierce Brosnan is renting out his luxury Californian beachfront home while he’s away for 2 months on a film.
Last Updated: June 11, 2012