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 out today with a first look at Man of Steel’s Lois Lane from Total Film. The feisty reporter has been a mainstay of the Superman mythos for a while now, seen in every single incarnation. Plus, after the lacklustre performace that Kate Bosworth gave in Superman Returns, the bar has been lowered enough for Amy Adams to do a flying vertical leap over.
Also, for some reason Adams looks absolutely terrified at the thought of having a god-like man in tight clothing who could snap her spine in half by simply blinking stand behind her.
Melissa McCarthy is having a grand 2013 so far. The Bridesmaids star recently cleaned up at the box office alongside Jason Bateman in the well received Identity Thief, and for her next role, it looks like she could be terrorising Bill Murray in St Vincent de Van Nuys. Which totally isn’t a red wine that I use in my spaghetti bolognaise sauce. Here’s the film synopsis from Deadline:
When a twelve year old boy in need of a babysitter moves in next door to a misanthropic aging retiree whose life mainly consists of gambling, hookers, and drinking, the elder becomes an unlikely mentor to the boy.
A couple of days ago, Kervyn showed you what Iron Man 3 would have looked like if Shane Black had been given less cash than what happened to be in the Zimbabwe treasury. Today, Guillermo Del Toro is at the end of the skinflint treatment, as Pacific Rim falls underneath that very, very low budget hammer in this shot for shot remake of the trailer for the upcoming film.
Well here’s a reboot that no one saw coming. The Disney version of Beauty and the Beast is pretty much seen as the end-all be-all version of that classic tale, imitations be damned! Sorry Ron Perlman. But now, it seems that Disney wants to reboot that film for a live action version to be produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. They’re calling it “The Beast”, which also happens to be the pseudonym of several porn stars. Or so I’ve been told though.
There’ll be some stiff competition though. There’s already a new Beauty and the Beast TV show doing the rounds, several recent films, and yes you guessed it, a movie that Guillermo Del Toro is already involved in, alongside Emma Watson.
The Rock has 99 problems but being badass ain’t one of them.
Keeping things Joey, here’s a new poster for the film starring silent shinobi Snake Eyes, as he promotes the glorious eye-scorching awesomeness that is an IMAX cinema. We’re more than familiar with IMAX this side, as we don’t have the damn thing anymore. Curse you uncertain economical climates!
Time for a casting shake up, it seems. Upcoming western Jane got a gun may have a star in the form of Natalie Portman as she slaps leather in order to save her no-good outlaw husband from a gang that is out for his hide, but it’s no longer got Fassbender attached to the flick. I blame his time in Jonah Hex for that.
THR says that while Fassbender leaves due to scheduling conflicts that rhyme with Schmecks-Men: Thirst Farts, Joel Edgerton will take over his role while Jude Law also steps in to lend some nemesis muscle to the picture.
Starring Keanu Reeves, Bojana Novakovic and Adelaide Clemens, Generation Um… follows driver Reeves’ John, an escort driver who is looking to move on in life. Enter two shrill harpies, a stolen video camera and some cra about growing up I guess. Who knows.
If you ever wanted a good reason for the powers that be to reboot Captain Planet as a live-action film, then head on over to Collider and read this impassioned plea to save the franchise from looting and polluting. Quick, someone grab Don Cheadle, he was meant for this role!
Did you know that the Amityville Horror films were based on alledgedly true events? You did? Large typeface at the top? Dammit! Still, whether you believe it or not, it still makes for an interesting story. And that story has been captured in documentary form, as director Eric Walter got Daniel Lutz to recount his version of the Amityville haunting that plagued his family back in the summer of 1975. Here’s the first poster for that documentary, from Shock Till you Drop:
And to end off the Extras! for today, we’ve got a look at The Shining that never was. The original Stanley Kubrick film is a tense and supernatural masterpiece of subtle Native American abuse and making life hell for Shelley Duvall. But what if Jack Nicholson had starred in a version that was a light-hearted romantic comedy instead?
Last Updated: March 12, 2013