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 off today with this new on-set pic of Zackary Quinto as Spock in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek sequel. According to the people who know about these things, this is apparently a pre-CGI shot of Spock, all armoured up, as he falls into a volcano on a jungle planet.
Personally, I’m hoping that Spock is actually just trying out his Iron Man cosplay.
TheWrap asks the question of When Did Opening Credits Turn Into Closing Credits at the Movies? This is honestly something that has bugged me as well. I love a great opening title sequence, and judging by the overwhelmingly positive response that David Fincher’s title sequence for Girl With the Dragon Tattoo received, it’s quite clear that other people do too.
If you’ve seen just two trailers in the last two years, then chances are that at least one of them contained the famous fog-horn BWWWAAAARRPPP! sound effect copied from Inception. But now there’s a new trend: The BWWWOOOooommm! According to ebonically named website theshiznit, this new trend is becoming alarmingly more commonplace. Hell, even Katy Perry is using it.
Remember that secret extra scene that was shot for the Avengers? Well the actors recently spoke about it to Access Hollywood. (Un)fortunately, they decided to play it pretty close to the chest, giving only hints and a couple of hilarious scenarios.
WARNING: MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD
There’s a school in Pennsylvania that looks just like the Millenium Falcon.
The geeky folks over at GadgetBox has assembled a list of the 10 Nerdiest Bathrooms. Dear lord, there is a bar in Brooklyn with a TARDIS toilet. I must defecate in it!
Terminator 5 is sort of in hiatus at the moment now that Justin Lin has vacated the director’s chair to go dice some Datsuns over in Fast and the Furious 6, but that doesn’t stop series creator James Cameron from dishing out advice to Arnold Schwarzenegger about what he wants to see in the film:
“I was talking to him (Schwarzenegger) back in fall about a new Terminator film and quietly advising on that. I was trying to be as encouraging as possible. Frankly, at that time, I thought it needed to be more about him.”
“I told him he should not do it until it’s focused on his character. I think there are some great stories that can be told about that character that haven’t even been thought of yet.”
I pray to the gods that it’s not a story about Sergeant Candy!
Here’s an on-set video of Jesse Eisenberg’s new movie, Now You See Me, which is a twisty-turny heist movie in the vein of Ocean’s Eleven. The kicker is that instead of impossibly well attired criminals though, you have a group of young stage magicians pulling it all off.
The setup for this really does sound incredible in a why-didn’t-we-think-of-that-before kind of way. Unfortunately though, it is being directed by Louis Letterier who has proven in the past that he has about as much visual imagination as a guppy.
Movies.com takes a look at 9 Ways Stuntmen Almost Died Making Awesome Movies and TV Shows. Wait, so in Fast Five, there was a guy inside the vault, driving it, without oxygen?!
TMZ has scooped this pic of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his body double on the set of Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain. I have no idea why they’re wearing the tuxedos from Dumb & Dumber or look like they’ve just gotten very intimate with the Hulk.
Have you ever wanted to kill your co-workers? C’mon, don’t be shy. Why, right this very minute I’m thinking of releasing a King Cobra hopped up on meth under Gavin’s desk because he got to see Chris Cornell live, yet had no idea who he was. All I’m saying is that we’ve all probably thought about it at one stage or another, we just don’t let those violent little fantasies become reality.
Now imagine how hard it would be to quell those thoughts though when you’re a natural predator and your coworkers are your favourite fluffy snack. That’s what happens to this poor wolf as he tries to fit into a corporate environment staffed with nothing but plump, succulent sheep, in Jaime Maestros‘ charming little animated short film, Friendsheep.
And that’s all for today fellow movie lovers. I’m going home to try my hand at that Eye of Sauron cake. Oh that’s not what I mean, you bunch of sickos. I meant that I was going to prepare and eat it…. Oh just never mind.
Last Updated: April 18, 2012