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?
We begin tonight with the UK Quad for Attack the Block. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Bowing at SXSW, the directorial debut of Joe Cornish brought down the house. And since then, the buzz online has been red hot. Today /Film debuted a pretty badass poster. In other corners of the web, Badass Digest brings up an interesting point about the UK’s 15 rating. We really should have one of those here in the US.
I love this article about the Dan Harmon School of Comedy Writing. For those not familiar, he’s the guy behind Community, which is either your favorite show, or it’s about to be your favorite show.
Stephen King may write a season two episode of The Walking Dead. With his prior connections to Frank Darabont, it’s no stretch. According to the author, Darabont has “expressed enthusiastic interest for season 2 or possibly 3.” A mix of Kirkman and King — that’s a proposition, in’it?
Aaron Sorkin is writing something that you will want to watch. It’s an HBO drama about the behind the scenes of a cable news show. Think Sports Night meets Keith Olbermann, with Jeff Daniels as Keith Olbermann. I’d watch that.
Cinematical’s Christopher Campbell writes brilliantly about How Documentaries Can Be Changed for the Better. Consider this a must-read article of the day. Homework time, all of you!
Hey look, it’s another great poster for the equally great film Rubber. A marketers dream, this movie.
This week in news from the Daredevil reboot, Robert Pattinson tells MTV that he has no idea where the rumors came from, but they are just that, rumors. And you’re right, a sigh of relief is the appropriate response to such news. On the other side of things, director David Slade took to Twitter with some updates. The best of which is below:
“So without breaking confidentiality, yes Daredevil, we have a great outline for a very strong character driven take on Mr Matt Murdock. It will bare no relation to the previous Daredevil movie in any way. We are at early planning stages and have not yet discussed any cast.”
Reports from EW are saying that Fox isn’t in a hurry to replace Darren Aronofsky on The Wolverine. That said, The Playlist has put together a nice little list of directors who may be good for the job.
Kate Beckinsale is back in the Underworld game for the upcoming film Underworld: New Dawn. And yes, she’s still very attractive when covered head-to-toe in leather.
Twitch has uncovered the existence of a movie that mixes two of my favorite things: naked women and swordplay. Bonus Reject points will be scored when Rob Hunter learns that it’s Asian. Bam! Snowblade is a new most-anticipated movie of 2011.
Hey U Guys, those cheeky Brits, have put together their own version of what a video game adaptation of Duncan Jones’ Moon would look like. You have to love some 8-bit box art.
My love and adoration for all things Ian McShane is no secret. With that in mind, he’s just made another project more interesting to me. This time it’s Brian Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer. He will play a king. He is a king.
We close tonight with a look at the trailer for the SXFantastic film The FP. It made headlines for the filmmakers’ entourage heckling their own movie, but no one was talking about how the film may have the best opening twenty minutes of any film that will play in a theater in 2011. Seriously Brosef, you’ve got to believe me.
Psych! This column isn’t over yet. Not with the existence of this fancy infographic about Doctor Who‘s most useful vehicle, the TARDIS. I’ve placed it at the end of tonight’s entry because it’s big. And beautiful. Too big, in fact. So you’ll have to click it to make it large. Trust me, it’s worth it.