Extras! Tom Cruise runs into Oblivion, Liam Neeson is officially going to Run All Night, A smashed director gets Pure, How The Hobbit should have ended and A porn star gets down on her knees! Plus much more!

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!

As much as I loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy, there was always one thing that seriously irked me. And that very same thing was back to its irking ways in The Hobbit. You know what I’m talking about: Motherflapping giant eagles that only show up right at the end when they could have save us all a whole lot of walking and Oh Mr Frodo-ing!

There’s been talk for ages now already that we’re probably going to see a Dr Strange movie from Marvel some time soon. But it looks like we might have had one 20 years ago already, made by a man with a very famous surname. Roman Coppola, son of acclaimed director Francis Ford Coppola, spoke to MoviePilot about how almost got into the comic book movie business.

“You know, I did [have the desire to make a superhero movie], but I could again. I was a huge comic book fan growing up, within reason. I was a fan of Spider-Man and all that stuff. Actually, I met Stan Lee 15 or 20 years ago when Marvel had the worst reputation for their adaptations. They had made a really terrible ‘Fantastic Four’ movie and some other things. I met him with my dad and we said, ‘Oh, wow, I wish we could be involved. How great would it be to make a really accurate version of one of these films?’ I had the aspirations to make a ‘Doctor Strange’ movie, which I worked on quite a bit. I ended up coming out on the other side, since I told someone I was working on a comic book movie and they said, ‘Do you really want to work for a studio to get pushed around for three years and not make something that’s personal?’ To make a movie like that where I could really use my sensibility would be fantastic. That type of work now is a product, and there’s a manner in which it’s made. Now I think it’d be better to spend those three years to do something better.”

If any of you have had the horrible have seen any of the Marvel films around that era, then you’d know that Coppola probably made the right choice. Also, you have my condolences.

After just being rumoured before, it’s finally official: World Depopulation Champion 2009-2012, Liam Neeson, will be hooking up with director Jaume Collet-Serra for a third time with the “mob hitman takes his family on the run from his ex-bosses” action thriller Run All Night. The pair previously collaborated on Unknown, as well as the currently in production Non Stop. All three movies essentially just feature Liam Neeson playing Liam Neeson with a different job, and I’m perfectly OK with that.

Here’s a new pic from porn star Linda Lovelace biopic, Lovelace, featuring Amanda Seyfried in the title role on her knees in front on a guy on a film set.

You perverts, I know what you were expecting.

Universal have picked up a new original sci-fi script from writer-director George “Adjustment Bureau” Nolfi. And I hope that you’re the biggest Nolfi fanboy and that one sentence got you all excited, because besides for the fact that Andrew Knauer – whom Nolfi met when he did a later draft of Knauer’s original script for The Last Stand - will be co-writing, we know absolutely nothing else.

I’ve featured a few stories on here about fans who have that amazing combination of too much time and too much talent. This next story though, just exhibits the former of those qualities. A lawyer by the name of James Daily has done an intricate legal analysis of Bilbo’s ridiculously long contract in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Unless you have a fetish for contract law, then congratulations, I just found you a great sleeping draught.

This may be a parody trailer for Transformers 4, but I’m still going to hope and pray to the Big Explosion In The Sky that this is actually how the movie plays out.

Speaking of Mark Wahlberg, the Ted star recently showed up on Anderson Live, where he not only confirmed that work had already begun on a script for Ted 2, but also that he and his foul mouthed teddy bear friend would be showing up at a certain big time movie awards show next week, that just so happens to be hosted by the man who voices said teddy.

I simply MUST HAVE these Star Wars adult pyjamas. I don’t care who laughs at me. No, not even you, Mom!

You know those crazy, over the top, high speed aerial dogfights inside a canyon, that you see in movies like Independence Day? Yeah, that actually happened. Check it out over at Cracked where they list The 5 Most Badass Movie Scenes That Happened In Real Life.

According to the sages of Cougar Town, the reason that Tom Cruise can run so fast in his movies, is because he karate chops the air out of his way while doing it. And this newly released image for upcoming sci-fi actioner Oblivion, he appears to be giving that air a beatdown of note.

According to Film.com’s calculations, this years Academy Awards may just have the best Best Supporting Actor Category of all time, as for the first time ever, all 5 people nominated are former Oscar winners.

Sundance Festival favourite, James Ponsoldt, will be stepping up to the big leagues as he goes from indie filmmaker to big budget director. In the seemingly neverending quest to find the next big YA franchise after Twilight and The Hunger Games, Fox 2000 has picked the Smashed (that’s a title not an adjective) director to adapt Julianna Baggot’s Pure.

Posnoldt will be both writing and directing the tale “set in a post-apocalyptic world divided into two societies: the Pures, who live under a dome and are healthy and beautiful, and the Wretches, those scarred by the devastation. In this world, Pressia, a Wretch on the run, teams up with the son of the leader of the Pures.”

Anybody care to take a bet that the boy and girl fall in love?…. Anybody?

And finally, I’d just like to say that Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman…. Morgan Freeman: Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman. Morgan Freeman - Morgan Freeman… Morgan Freeman.

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