Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the eccentric, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this marvelous Monday? Mad Max: Fury Road gets reimagined as My Little Pony, Shia LaBeouf tries to motivate Ben Affleck's Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Mortal Kombat's Scorpion battles Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees and much more. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Shia LaBeouf Tries To Motivate Ben Affleck In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
I'd be surprised if we went all week without finding another mashup of Shia LaBeouf's insane motivational speech and a classic movie. Today, we get a mashup of this speech with the first Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, as Shia LaBeouf tries to give Ben Affleck a little extra push to put on his Batman suit. What mashup do you think we'll see tomorrow?
Mad Max: Fury Road Reimagined as My Little Pony
Artist Kelsey Wailes has taken a few My Little Pony dolls and turned them into characters from Mad Max: Fury Road. The artist created My Little Pony dolls for Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), Nux (Nicholas Hoult) and Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). We're not quite sure if there is much crossover between the fans of My Little Pony and Mad Max: Fury Road, but these dolls are crafted with incredible precision.
Mortal Kombat's Scorpion vs. Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees
Thanks to the magic of the internet, fans get to see beloved characters fight to the death in ways we never would in movies or TV. WTFLOL has created a humorous video where Mortal Kombat's Scorpion vs. Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees. Unfortunately for Scorpion, none of his tricks seem to work with Jason, who recreates one of the Friday the 13th franchise's most iconic kills for his "finishing move."
Pixar Emotions Supercut
Pixar's Inside Out hits theaters in just a few weeks, following the emotions that reside within a young girl named Riley. In honor of the new movie, Vimeo user Lindsay McCutcheon has put together a supercut of all the different emotions in all of Pixar's movies over the past 20 years. Grab a box of tissues and get ready to weep with this comprehensive six-minute video.
Garbage Pail Kids Revisited As Adults
Ever wonder what happened to all of the Garbage Pail Kids from the 1980s? To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Garbage Pail Kids, the brilliant minds at Bruton Stroube Studios have taken it upon themselves to recreate several of these characters as live-action adults for a "Where Are They Now" series. These posters include Adam Bomb, Clogged Duane, Armpit Britt, Bony Tony, Barfin' Barbara, and Noah Body, and they're quite inventive and hilarious.
New Posters for the Original Star Wars Trilogy
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens hitting theaters at the end of this year, artist Brad Bishop has created some gorgeous new one-sheets for the original Star Wars trilogy that are simply stunning. Hopefully LucasFilm will commission him to create posters for Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it arrives in theaters this December.
Paramount Developing a Project That Started as One Direction Fan-Fiction
You may know by now that E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey originally started off as fan-fiction before it became a publishing juggernaut, leading to the blockbuster movie adaptation. Paramount is trying to mine the same fertile ground by developing Anna Todd's After, which was originally a piece of One Direction fan-fiction. Also like Fifty Shades of Grey, the story follows an innocent student who gets caught up in a whirlwind romance with an "emotionally unavailable bad boy named Hardin," who is loosely inspired by One Direction's Harry Styles.
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