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 today off on a cool note. Specifically the kind of coolness that detonates out in shockwaves of awesome when a Jaeger robot P-klaps a Kaiju. Pretty much everyone loved Pacific Rim this year, but that doesn’t mean that it was immune to criticism and goofs. Which you can see for yourself in yet another brilliant and honest trailer.
Even though the paradigm has shifted in recent years, there’s no worse job in a horror film than being cast as a lady. Just ask Kervyn. Those unlucky damsels are one scene away from becoming a machete kebab, leaving a few dudes to carry the torch and emerge scathed and with crippling agorophobia. Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn has a different idea for a horror movie though, and is working on an all-female horror film, and has tapped Polly Stenham to script it for him.
Stenham recently spoke to the London Evening Standard, explaining why Refn was outsourcing his writing for once:
He’s got a lot of stick for doing films some people think are violently misogynistic. So he approached me with the idea of doing something different.
Young Adult novels aren’t the only kind of film exploitation genre out in force these days. Slap a few tough guy actors together, dress ’em up in military clothing and have them hunt something Al Quada related, and you’ve got a box office killer on the loose.
Peter Berg has just such a movie coming out soon, which stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Ali Suliman, Alexander Ludwig, and Eric Bana on the hunt for a pesky terrorist. Here’s a behind the scenes video for Lone Survivor:
The story will revolve around how The Avengers – Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk together with the help of Spider-Man and a group of teens, will harness their respective fighting skills and superhuman powers to foil Loki’s scheme to take over the world. Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers will target boys in the 6-12 age group.
Last Updated: October 24, 2013