Movie News After Dark: On the Road, 25 Years of Pixar, Nic Cage and Remixes

What is Movie News After Dark? This is a question that I am almost never asked, but I will answer it for you anyway. Movie News After Dark is FSR’s newest late-night secretion, a column dedicated to all of the news stories that slip past our daytime editorial staff and make it into my curiously chubby RSS ‘flagged’ box. It will (but is not guaranteed to) include relevant movie news, links to insightful commentary and other film-related shenanigans. I may also throw in a link to something TV-related here or there. It will also serve as my place of record for being both charming and sharp-witted, but most likely I will be neither of the two. I write this stuff late at night, what do you expect?

New images have been released for Walter Salles’ adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, starring Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley and Tron: Legacy’s Garrett Hedlund. It’s more of a “look, Kristen Stewart can smile” sort of moment, if nothing else. [via Cinematical]

25 years ago today, Steve Jobs bought Pixar. Since then, both parties have done a few interesting things with their lives.

Stephen King thinks that Jake Gyllenhaal would be a good fit for the role of Stu Redman in The Stand, the part played by Gary Sinise in the 1994 ABC miniseries. He also has other thoughts. Needless to say, he thinks it would work best as a trilogy.

For anyone who has ever watched a Nicolas Cage movie and thought, “Man, this guy is all over the place,” here is your proof. A Nic Cage Matrix, in which his filmography is plotted based on two scales ranging from Serious to Mental, and Rubbish to Brilliant. I bet you didn’t expect it to be this well-balanced, did you?

Eva Green has jumped into the mix for the upcoming Tim Burton/Johnny Depp joint Dark Shadows. She’ll play a witch trapped in a tumultuous love/hate relationship with a vampire, played by Depp. Hopefully she’ll be feisty.

Speaking of Nicolas Cage. His upcoming film, Drive Angry 3D, absolutely does not give a shit about winning Oscars. Please enjoy this delightfully NSFW television spot that includes plenty of blood, guts and Cage!

Lost frontman Carlton Cuse is getting more work. While his partner-in-crime Damon Lindelof is off making Star Trek sequels and Alien reboots (or whatever), he’s going to be working on an action-adventure script for Hugh Jackman and director Shawn Levy. No word yet on whether or not it will involve time travel or more boxing robots.

Robert Rodriguez, Bruce Willis, Danny Drejo and Kobe Bryant walk into a production meeting. The result looks like every non-Spy Kids thing Robert Rodriguez has done in the few years. I’m bored. Unless Lebron James gets machete’d (I’m from Cleveland, so it’s okay) at the end, this won’t connect.

This edition of Framed over at Cinematical, in which Alison Nastasi writes eloquently and insightfully about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a must-read of the day. Or the week, if you don’t have as much time.

A brief, albeit interesting Q&A with the Coen Brothers resides at THR.

Producer James Cameron and director Guillermo Del Toro are working to get Tom Cruise to take the lead in At the Mountains of Madness. That’s an interesting trio.

Tonight’s closer is Everything is a Remix – Part 2. It’s an educational short of sorts focused on the not-so-recent trend of Hollywood using existing material to make unoriginal movies that take money from good, hard-working folks like you and I. It’s a tired argument, but I did enjoy the insight of /Film’s Russ Fischer, who remains one of my favorite reads in the blogosphere.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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