What is Movie News After Dark? Only the most high-octane dose of movie news you could possibly have in the middle of the night. Everything in here is worth reading, friends. Except for my commentary. You could probably take or leave that, depending on your mood.
The image above marks the first official image from Fright Night, the Craig Gillespie remake 3D remake of the 80s horror film of the same name. In this shot, Colin Farrell plays the vampire next door, and he appears to be looking to start a diet comprised completely of Anton Yelchin. Over at Cinematical (which I feel dirty linking to…) they have shots of Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Imogen Poots, who has one of the more adorable names ever.
Rob Riggle will be joining Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street. He will play the head of a high school program known as D.A.D (“Dads Against Drugs”). He will likely be funny. Don’t click this source link, it has spoilers.
SoundWorks, the purveyors of fine behind the scenes stories about the world of movie sound, have a great profile of Zack Hemsey, the guy who composed the trailer for Inception. Have a look below.
James Marsh, the man behind 2009’s brilliant doc Man on Wire, will team up with Clive Owen for a thriller about an IRA terrorist who becomes an informant. As I’m currently entrenched in season three of Sons of Anarchy, I’m extra excited about this. Love me some IRA tales.
For her next trick, busty dame Sophia Vergara, star of Modern Family, will take on the role of seducing the Farrelly Brothers’ Three Stooges. She will reportedly play “a devious woman who pretends to be the wife of a dying man and tells the Stooges she’ll pay them a handsome sum if they kill the man in his sleep.” Hilarity will undoubtedly ensue.
Fox Searchlight has launched Two Ways Through Life, a tie-in site for Terrance Malick’s Tree of Life, starring Sean Penn and Brad Pitt. It’s a marketing ploy that presents you not with answers, but with questions. And it’s the questions that matter. At least, I think so.
Over at /Film, Russ Fischer has noticed something very interesting about a recently released clip from Marvel’s Thor. Is that Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye at the :24 mark? We may never know… until May 6th.
Joe Wright has revealed to The Playlist that Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch (awesome) and Kelly Mcdonald (also awesome) are confirmed to star in his next film, an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina.” He is also waiting to hear back from Saoirse Ronan and James McAvoy. Apparently they lost his number or something.
Basic Instinct and Fatal Attraction writer Joe Eszterhas will make his return to the world of erotic thrillers with Lust, a film being described as a cross between Basic Instinct and Fatal Attraction. If that’s not enough, I would encourage you to click over to the source article and catch a glimpse of Mr. Eszterhas. I can’t help but giggle thinking about this being the guy behind some of the most famous mainstream erotic thrillers.
For those of you who saw Fred: The Movie, the Nickelodeon project starring YouTube star Fred Figglehorn, you will be excited to know that Lionsgate is coming back for more with the 3D Night of the Living Fred. I’ll give you two guesses about whether or not this movie will be unbearable, but you’re only going to need one.
Earlier this week the world famous Alamo Drafthouse here in Austin, TX held a special preview screening for Your Highness that brought director David Gordon Green and stars Justin Theroux and Danny McBride to town. It also brought out Alamo chief Tim League’s wizard costume, which can be seen below. Oh, those Drafthouse shenaniganizers.
Pajiba has a fairly convincing list of 9 reasons why you should give Fox’s new show Breaking In a shot. They had us at Odette Yustman, but almost lost us when we realized that this is the latest Christian Slater joint.
ABC is going to launch a miniseries about the Titanic for its 100th anniversary? Why don’t they just cut up the James Cameron movie and run that? It’s about the same length and would save tons of money. Also, it wouldn’t involve me being sad about another Toby Jones project gone wrong.
We close this evening with a viral bit of comedy that you should have seen already. If not, you’re in for a treat, because you’re about to find out how Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner plan to execute When Harry Met Sally 2. Spoiler: it includes the saucy minx known as Dame Helen Mirren.