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!
A second teaser trailer for Primer writer/director Shane Carruth’s Upstream Colour later and I still have absolutely zero idea what the hell it’s all about. And the synopsis is about as much use as a bar of soap to Darryn. And yet, I simply must watch it! The movie, I mean, not Darryn.
A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.
A list of all the international release dates for Man of Steel have come out, and it looks like we’re going to have to wait an additional 2 weeks after our Yankee cousins. Those in Obamaland will looking in the sky for a bird or a plane on 14 June, 2013, while we’ll be leaping cinemas in a single bound on 28 June, 2013.
And if that 2 week gap gets your goat, well then just be happy you’re not living in Brazil who will be getting the film last on 12 July 2013.
If you’re not really interested yet in Ron Howard’s Rush, the true story of the 1970’s rivalry between formula one drivers Nicki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth), then this statement from the film’s producer, Eric Fellner, may just get your attention.
“[Hemsworth] does a lot of shagging in the movie. He does a lot of naked shagging.”
And while that may be enough for quite a few of you, he does go on to extol the other virtues of the film besides just for Chris Hemsworth’s nude prowess.
“I’ve seen more than a rough cut, I’ve seen nearly a finished film. It’s great.”
“Hemsworth’s great, but we know Hemsworth’s great. Daniel Bruhl is a surprise and we love a surprise, he’s brilliant.”
“The amazing thing was, here’s a film about Formula 1 which firstly isn’t of a lot of interest in the U.S. anyway, yet, and it’s a man’s sport and it’s a period film—the women scored through the roof in the preview. Now it’s only a preview, but they absolutely adored it. I mean the men loved it too, but the women’s scores were huge.”
Hmmm, I wonder why?
Here’s a poster for Sylvester Stallone’s newest action film Bullet to the Head, helmed by veteran director Walter Hill (The Warriors, Red Heat, Last Man Standing). It features a ripped Stallone, belying his 66 years of age, with the tagline “Revenge never gets old.” Oh, how very, very droll.
Darryn recently reported on the lawsuit between New Line Cinema lawsuit against Global Asylum over the mockbuster studio’s latest effort Age of the Hobbits, the name of which clearly has a resemblance to this other movie you may have heard of.
While a judge has issues a restraining order for the release of the film, Asylum have already taken steps to avoid any more litigious action by renaming the film to Clash of the Empires. I suspect they’ll be getting a call from The Clash and Empire magazine any day now.
Amber Heard has joined the cast of the Luc Besson penned high concept thriller Three Days to Kill, which sees Kevin Costner as “Secret Service Agent Ethan Runner who discovers he’s dying and decides to retire in order to reconnect with his estranged family. But when the Secret Service offers him access to an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment, he soon finds himself trying to juggle his family, his mission, and the drug’s hallucinatory side-effects.”
Heard will be playing the role of the woman who dangles the experimental drug carrot in front of Costner.
There’s a mystery afoot over at the University of Chicago. The institute for higher learning received a strange package in their mail yesterday, with no return address, which is either the start of a viral campaign or the work of ridiculously dedicated fan. The package was addressed to one Dr Henry Walton Jones Jr, better known to most of us as Indiana Jones. Now if you know your Indy lore, then you know that Marion Ravenwood’s father Abner, had a tenure at the University, and indeed the most significant object in the package is a painstaking recreation of Abner’s journal from The Raiders of the Lost Ark, completely handwritten. There are also a whole heap of other, highly detailed artifacts related to Indiana Jones and other George Lucas/Steven Spielberg films that are all exceptionally cool.
Lucasarts Marketing department, is this you? Are you guys starting the slow windup to Indiana Jones 5? Or is this just the work of the most obsessive fan ever?
I think it’s safe to say that I’m probably going to buy the Looper Blu Ray when it releases, and if you do the same you’ll be looking at more bonus content than you can shake a blunderbuss at. The Blu Ray will contain a whopping 22 deleted scenes, all with commentary from writer-director Rian Johnson. Despite the fact the film only released locally yesterday, the Blu Ray and DVD will available internationally from 31 December.
If you don’t want to wait until next year and don’t getting your imagination on, then head on over to Total Film where they have a scene by scene description of the 9-minute long Star Trek Into Darkness prologue that’s currently playing in front of select IMAX screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
I must admit, it sounds very cool.
There are few things as horrific as bad comedy. But as is proven with this new fan-made trailer for National Lampoon’s Vacation, even good comedy can be turned into a horror film.