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!
Bad boys bad boys, what’cha gonna do when they come for you? Nope, it’s not Kervyn’s bad taste in wedding music, it’s the sound of another Bad Boys sequel being revved up. Sony is looking to push out Bad Boys 3 in the future, and to do so, they’ve tapped David “Safe House” Guggenheim to pen a new script that’ll hopefully woo back Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
Well, mostly Smith, because Lawrence is most likely desperate to get out of playing cops in fat suit drag by now.
Speaking of sequels, another film is crawling from beyond the grave to get the deux treatment. World War Z raked in enough cash this year to justify Brad Pitt’s terrible hair style and fashionable tactical scarves, with Paramount looking to see a sequel produced.
Marc Foster helmed the first film, but it looks like Paramount has found the right Juan for their follow-up. Juan Antonio Bayona to be precise, who has directing credits on Guillermo Del Toro’s The Orphanage, as well as last year’s gruelling true life thriller, The Impossible.
A new trailer hits tomorrow for the latest Tom Cruise action film, Edge of Tomorrow. Formerly known as All You Need is Kill, the flick will see Cruise being stuck on a repeat loop of living and dying in a glorious pattern, day after day. So kind of like a Manowar album on infinite shuffle then.
USA Today has a feature up on the film, where Cruise and his fellow soldier Emily Blunt document the training that they went through in order to portray hardened soldiers from the future.
Remember Zac Efron? I barely do, but I blame that on severe blunt force trauma to my head after one too many backyard wrestling matches with Lourens/ El Nino. For those of you who still have something for the former High School high heartthrob, you’ll be pleased to know that his next film will be Fire in which he plays a student recruited by the CIA and trained to become an expendable spy.
Jesse Wigutow is taking a break from the Tron sequel to pen the script, which is based on the Brian Michael Bendis graphic novel.
What if Tim Burton had had a hand in Doctor Who? Well, besides the fact that the Doctor would most likely always regenerate into Johnny Depp and have Helena Bonham Carter for a companion, the artwork might look like this concept work from MichaelThePure.
It is very, very hard to dislike Sir Ian McKellen, a great actor and all around human. Unless you’re Damian “Homefront” Lewis that is, who recently dissed the grey wizard and claimed that he would never want to become “one of these slightly over-the-top, fruity actors who would have an illustrious career on stage, but wouldn’t start getting any kind of film work until I was 50 and then start playing wizards”.
Throwing down his pipe and picking up a mic (Presumably, and with Patrick Stewart in his corner), McKellen responded by saying that “I wouldn’t like to have been one of those actors who hit stardom quite early on and expected it to continue and was stuck doing scripts that I didn’t particularly like just to keep the income up.”
Pass the burn lotion please, and carry on reading for some extra wisdom.
One of the best treats to spring forth from Netflix this year had to be the new season of Arrested Development. The only thing missing now, is a full-on movie from director Mitch Hurwitz, but that might be a while away.
Hurwitz will be tackling something else instead that goes by the name of Guinea Pigging and delves “into the world of semi-professionals who make a living by serving as test subjects for pharmaceutical companies, medical schools, and hospitals”.
Unlike the eerily similar Testees from a couple of years ago however, expect this one to be of the “sophisticated comedy” brand.
With the latest Hobbit flick hitting cinemas soon, what better way to end today off than with a brutally honest trailer for the first film, which points out that former Doctor Sylvester McCoy did indeed spend an entire film with bird shit running down his face.
Last Updated: December 11, 2013