During the shoot for Paul, their latest film together, English comedy duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost took some time out from work to embark upon their life long dream; to remake Star Wars: A New Hope, shot-for-shot.
Needless to say things didn’t go to plan. In fact one might say the force was weak within them. *(reels back in chair, mimes the firing of a gun at computer screen with hand)* Is it just us or is this two and a half minute video infinitly more entertaining than the entire three Star Wars prequels back to back? Thought so.
Pegg and Frost on Droids.
Ever wondered what R2D2 or Chewbacca would look like if their epic tale was given the Wild West treatment? No neither have we, but thankfully custom action figure company www.sillof.com has. This one man operation has quite a collection of re-imagined action figures, complete with back-stories, ranging from Star Wars figures as steam punk and World War II characters to original sculptures for super heroes and various other creations.
Our favourite is the re-imagined Chewbacca as Native American warrior Chewing Bear. (via Neatorama)
Pieces of artwork featuring Princess Leia as a slave. *bites down hard on geeky fist* (via The Swedish Bed)
Charlie Sheen’s in hospital due to a briefcase of coke and more pornstars (via WWTDD)
Chelsea may buy Liverpool’s Fernando Torres for a Gazillion British pounds (via The Spoiler)
This is just wrong. Daleks aren’t meant to be fun, they are to be feared goddammit!
Ridley Scott’s new film may feature that giant Space Jockey thing from the original Alien movie (via Slashfilm)
A Heavy Rain movie is in the pipeline thanks to Deadwood’s David Milch (via Den Of Geek)
Possibly the most awesome cake ever baked (via Great White Snark)
A comprehensive collection of 11 porn movie parody trailers all totally safe for viewing (via Film Drunk)
Further proof why we’ll never play motion sensing games.
You may want to change your security password on your Amazon account…NOW! (via Reddit)
It’s official, Facebook is making us sad (via Slate)
Ten minutes of footage from a Bollywood film called Robot which will quite literally melt your face.
Not content with raping our collective childhood the great silver bearded one is now striking fear into nerds across the globe by stating that he truly believes the world is going to end next year. The famous director, (famous for destroying not one but two cherished film franchises), let it slip to Fozzie Bear funny man Seth Rogen during a recent meeting between the two that he really does buy into all that Mayan hocus pocus.
It seems though that long time friend Steven Spielberg doesn’t share the same belief with Lucas, who was present when the director decided to go all Nostradamusy. Seth recalled:
“George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is gonna end in the year 2012, like, for real. He thinks it.
“He’s going on about the tectonic plates and all the time Spielberg is, like, rolling his eyes, like, ‘My nerdy friend won’t shut up, I’m sorry…’
(via Star Pulse)
In the future Earth is a large stone mason's yard.
The person responsible for this excellent low budget short film, which depicts a gladiatorial arena in which combatants have three minutes to off each other, is video director Ross Ching and you can view more of his work on his Vimeo page. The one thing which sets this short apart from the rest are the light sabre special effects with shadows and reflections included. Take a look for yourself…that is unless the force is weak within you.
3 Minutes from Ross Ching on Vimeo.