Extras! Simon Pegg pranks everybody, Fifty shades of angry fans, Jack isn't going anywhere, Chucky is your friend to the end, Jared Harris is a sandy house cleaner, and Riddick owns Riddick?! 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!

Just when you thought the idea of Keanu Reeves playing a samurai in a film rooted in Japanese mythology couldn’t get more far fetched, I give you this new international trailer for 47 Ronin. Now you get Keanu Reeves playing a samurai in a film rooted in Japanese mythology, while talking Russian! Okay yes, so it also shows a better look at some of the film’s monsters, but dude! RUSSIAN KEANU!

Forget Mad Men, for Jared Harris it’s more like Busy Men. The actor has landed one of the lead roles in the Poltergeist reboot, as “Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show Haunted House Cleaners”.

On top of that he will also be reteaming with his Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows director Guy Ritchie for The Man from UNCLE remake, where he will join the already cast Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer as “Sanders”. That’s it, just Sanders. That’s all I got.

A couple new shots for Bennett “Moneyball” Miller’s true life drama Foxcatcher has popped up online, showing off what is supposed to be Steve Carrel, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, but due to some great makeup and a beard that would make a homeless man proud, looks like totally different people.

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Looks like those bored housewives have found some time in their busy schedule of touching themselves inappropriately to stand up for a cause. That cause being that they really don’t like the fact that Charlie Hunnam has been cast as Christian Grey in mommy porn adaptation Fifty Shades of Grey.

Apparently, according to the petition they’ve drawn up, White Collar star Matt Bomer “is Christian [and] it would be a drea-” and I just stopped caring.

Why thank you, new poster for American Horror Story: Coven, I wasn’t planning on sleeping tonight anyway.

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If you grew up in the 80’s/90’s and you’re currently seeing a therapist to help you overcome your fear of dolls, then it’s a good bet that a certain ginger terror by the name of Chucky had something to do with it. Now he’s back to put another generation of therapists’ kids through college with Curse of Chucky, and you can check out the first clip from the film below

Read  Resist the cookie in this new trailer for The Grinch

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A story popped up last night over on Radar Online claiming that 76-year old screen veteran and three time Oscar winner Jack Nicholson has quietly retired from acting, due to memory loss. Jack can apparently “no longer remember the lines being asked of him.”

You want to know the truth of the matter though? WELL, YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRU- okay, maybe you can, as eOnline has confirmed that the story is completely bogus. Nicholson is in relatively fine health, has no memoty problems and still plans on acting for a while.

If you’ve ever wondered what a crossover between Star Wars and Game of Thrones would look like, then wonder no more, as I give you Darth Drogo.

If you looked at that first pic from the set of The Expendables 3 that popped up the other day and thought “Nah, not badass enough”, then this new pic, courtesy of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Instagram and featuring Arnie, director Patrick Hughes and Sylvester Stallone, is just for you. Just look at Stallone, still covered in the crimson insides of whatever poor sap crossed his path, while chomping down on a cigar. That’s a man who simply does not give a [email protected]#$.

And the “Vin Diesel is awesome” list just continues to grow. We’ve heard how he actually bet his house – literally – to get Riddick made for the fans the way they wanted, but did you know that his personal sacrifice to the movie began even before then? You may recall that at the end of Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift – the second weakest film in the whole franchise, in my opinion – Diesel shows up in the closing minutes of the film in a cameo appearance.

You know how much he got paid for that cameo? A grand total of zero dollars. All he wanted was for Universal to give his production company, One Race, the rights to the Riddick character.

We’ve heard this story previously, about how Simon Pegg tricked a number of his Star Trek Into Darkness co-stars into applying a fake cream on their faces and acting like right silly bastards while filming. But now, finally, we have footage of the actual prank, and it’s even more hilarious! Simon Pegg, you sir are a legend among men!

Last Updated: September 5, 2013

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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