Extras! The longest single take ever, Bruce Willis gets bloody on Die Hard 5 set, Ashton Kutcher is iTripping as Steve Jobs, Tyler Perry was disappointed in Prometheus, Jackie Chan is back out of retirement to track down a gambler and Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego's writer? 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!

There’s been much talk of reboots lately, specifically about how much they generally suck. However, just because I tend to call them names not suitable for anybody under the age of 18, doesn’t mean that I am completely averse to them. There are some properties rife with potential that could actually benefit from a modern vision. Miraculously, someone – in the form of AICN’s John Ary – actually agrees with me, which is why he created this video of 5 Superheroes that need to be rebooted.

It appears that a maniacal laugh (MANIACAL LAUGH!) and a willing henchman is just not enough to be a top class villain anymore. Nowadays, you also need such silly things like “plans”. But it looks though like that memo really has not been circulating that well in the Evil Brotherhood of Evil, prompting Vulture to ask Why Can’t This Summer’s Movie Villains Come Up With A Good Plan?

There’s been much debate as to whether or not Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is actually a good film or not. Well, you guys can now just quit all your jibber-jabbering is that debate is now officially done and dusted! You see, Hollywood heavyweight – and apparently the final word on any argument – Tyler Perry has now finally waded into the fray, and not only was he not impressed, but he’s going to try his cross-dressing hand at it:

“I love Sci Fi, I love the Alien movies and the Alien franchise. I was very disappointed with Prometheus, but I love that whole franchise. Those are my favorite movies. I’m actually working on a sci-fi movie right now.

…I’m writing a sci-fi movie that I’m really excited about.”

How much do you guys want to bet that we’re about to see a Madea on the Moon movie?

Did you know that Nicolas Winding Refn was originally supposed to direct Magic Mike? I can barely stomach a male stripper movie, but a male stripper movie where instead having 20’s stuck in the g-strings, they just stood around staring at red oceans for 20 mins not saying a single bloody word?!

The next wave of Marvel’s movies all saw their logos unveiled at Ciné 2012 in Riccione, Italy, and BadTaste.it was on hand to capture it. And in case you were wondering, yes, they are essentially the previous logos just with a “2” or “3” slapped on the end.

Speaking of Marvel movies, while it’s only been rumoured that one of those will be an adaptation of Black Panther, it seems that one actor is already very interested while another rapper turned actor seems to think that the part’s already been offered to him.

Speaking to the Daily Beast, Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Adjustment Bureau) indicated his eagerness to to helm the proposed film:

“If Black Panther is made into a movie, I would love for it to be along the lines of Batman. It has to be an adult action hero. I would love to be a part of it, though, and I would sign on to it today.”

Well it seems that he’s going to have to get in line as rapper turned actor (apparently) Li’l Romeo, seems to already think that the part is his, as he revealed to Blackfilm.com

“I remember that before “Jumping the Broom” got released, there were some producers were talking about shopping the script to some people and I was one of the people they contacted and was asked if it was something I would be interested in. You never know. I definitely want to take in and be the next big action hero. That may be something that’s cool.”

Marvel, if you actually choose somebody named Li’l Romeo, whose only credentials are a Tyler Perry movie and another rom-com that’s nobody’s seen over an established, well suited actor like Anthony Mackie, my fanboy rage will know no bounds.

It’s been in production limbo for ages now, but it looks like we’re slowly uncovering the clues to Walden Media’s proposed live-action feature film adaptation of classic video game Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? THR is reporting that Darren Lemke, who penned Shrek Forever and Bryan Singer’s upcoming Jack the Giant Killer, has been tapped to write the script. As previously reported, Jennifer Lopez is looking to both produce and star.

I grew up on Carmen Sandiego (it was the first time I discovered that such a magically named place such as Reykjavik existed) so I’ll be keeping a close eye out for this one.

The Daily Mail has scored some new set photos for Steve Jobs biopic iJobs which has Ashton Kutcher depicting the deceased Apple mogul’s love of recreational drugs, by tripping his proprietary balls off in a field.

Three Canadian filmmakers have earned themselves a Guinness World Record by shooting their 91 min long war drama, 21 Brothers, in a single take, making it the longest single take ever recorded. I’m guessing that single take afficionado, Alsonso Cuaron, just closed his web browser and went “Challenge accepted”.

Writer of some of the biggest blockbusters of the last few decades, and now turned small scale director Alex Kurtzman kindly takes time out of his busy schedule of counting all his Porsche’s to tell us How To Make A Movie Without Robots and Spaceships.

A new video showing Bruce Willis bloody and bruised on the set of Die Hard 5 (Yes, I know the title is actually A Good Day To Die Hard but there are just far too many easy dirty jokes to be made about that title for me to use it willingly) has leaked appeared online. The video was shot in Budapest, Hungary, where production is currently underway.

Jack Bender, the director of a large percentage of Lost‘s episodes, is teaming up with World War Z creator Max Brooks for a new thriller titled Devolution. And that is literally all that we know.

Remember that time that Jackie Chan announced his retirement from action movies, and we got all misty-eyed thinking about how there’d be nobody to fill the ass-kicking gap he’d leave behind? Yeah, he was totally lying. Taking to his personal website, Chan has explained that he’s not retiring but rather that he just means to rein in some of his more physical stunt work. To that regard, word has come out of a new project that the action master is busy developing.

“Based on an original idea of Chan’s, the story is a two-hander action comedy featuring a detective (Chan) who must track down an American gambler that has skipped out on his debt owed to a Macau casino syndicate. The settings include Hong Kong, Macau, Eastern Europe and mainland China.”

According to a report from Deadline, Marvel superhero The Human Fly is getting his own movie. Wait… You don’t know who The Human Fly is? But, I mean, it’s THE HUMAN FLY! He’s that guy with the… You know, he always does…. Ah, who am I kidding, I got nothing. He starred in a 19 issue limited series way back in the day, and hasn’t seen print in more than 30 years. Here’s a description of the character:

“The Human Fly was a stuntman who after suffering a horrific accident went through several reconstructive surgeries where much of his skeleton was replaced with steel. He then used his abilities to perform special stunts and tricks for charities but often ran into criminal activites due to his daredevil antics.”

I have about as much love for Country and Western as I have for brussel sprouts (they’re essentially solidified farts!), but if there’s one country song that I fell in love with, it has to be the intro theme music to Joss Whedon’s ill-fated series Firefly. Know what other Whedon production I really loved? The Avengers of course! And now Youtube user  has found a way to combine my two loves! It’s like a Joss Whedon threesome! Wait, wait… I take back that last part, yeah I clearly didn’t quite think that through.

Last Updated: June 28, 2012

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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