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!
With Kervyn out of action after accidentally gazing for exactly five seconds at my 50 Shades of Grey shrine/dungeon, I’m taking over for the day! And I’m going to rev things up! And by rev, I mean chainsaws, done Texas style! With the latest Texas Chainsaw film being a decent hit, plans are in place right now for some sort of sequel. Or there would be a sequel, if there weren’t exactly so many Leatherfaces spoiling the soup right now.
As executive producer Mark Burg told Deadline, there’s “no progress” right now on a fourth film;
Millennium simply sold the foreign rights and they will not tell us when a sequel is ready to be made. The script was developed by Carl, myself and writer/director John Luessenhop. Millennium and about ten producers came aboard only when we needed their check. Maybe they’re looking for something to sell at Berlin, but they have no right to announce this sequel and if we make another it has to be as good or better than this one and that takes time.
Guys, imagine if you were the last man on earth. While that idea may sound like a dream come true to you, in the comic book pages of Y: The Last Man, it’s an absolute nightmare of viruses, Israeli Commandos, homicidal feminists and helper monkey poo. Or in other words, the perfect movie. Y has been in development hell for a while now, but it may have finally found a director, in the form of Dan Trachtenberg, the man behind the massively popular fan film based on the Portal video games.
Guillermo Del Toro ain’t happy about the slow pace on getting a Hulk TV series off the ground. And he has a few ideas as to why that is when he recently spoke to MTV. And no, we don’t get to see Del Toro’s “other guy” persona, which would be a logical explanation for his massive workload. DEL TORO SMASH BOX OFFICE RECORDS!
Funny-man and international natural doll-hair supplier Robin Williams has been quiet as of late, but he’s returning to the big screen soon with Boulevard, a drama film from director Dito Montiel. In it, Williams will play the part of Nolan Mack, a faithful husband with secrets that bubble to the surface after a run-in with a young man by the name of Leo. Sounds dramaticy.
How much did you care about Star Wars as time went on? If you were Kervyn, that red marker probably never went lower than “Say anything bad and I’ll cut your face off”. Here’s a whole bunch of comics from Dorkly, capturing that moment.
Ladies, I know just how much you value the charisma of super-muscle star Jason Statham. As he sports a ten gallon hat and a terrible Texan accent in Parker in a film that is drawing closer and closer, here’s a link to watch a new behind the scenes featurette. Careful, it auto-plays pard’ner.
If you’re a fan of internet comedy, then Funny or Die should ring quite a few bells. Especially if those bells look like Don Cheadle with green hair murdering the world as a genocidal Captain Planet. Sickos. launched by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and Chris Henchy originally, the website has expanded in recent years, and is now looking at getting into the movie business ala National Lampoon.
They’ve struck a deal with producer Scott Steindorff and his Scott Pictures for a multi-year partnership, which will see the company push out two to three films a year under their banner. Here’s hoping that we get a full length Don Cheadle Cpatain Planet film then. MAITAI, MORE DRINKS YOU LITTLE PUNK-ASS!
What happens when you put Skeletor, Satan and Cyclops in one movie? You get a new trailer for Frank and Robot, which stars Frank Langella as an elderly jewel thief who strikes up a friendship with his helper robot, voiced by Peter Stormare.
And it’s nowhere near as retarded as it sounds. See for yourself.
Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy is one hell of a massive saga. And IN the busy world of today, who has time to watch a seven hour tale of parental issues, clowns and extreme Spinal Tap action? Well thanks to the folks at Screen Rant, you can now catch the entire trilogy, in a mere three minutes.