What is Movie News After Dark? This week, it is like the idiotic parents’ suburban Pasadena home in Project X. The responsible party is taking some time off, so he has handed the keys to some of us on staff, and we are having the Movie News After Dark House Party of the century. We’re doing our best to remain somewhat respectable and deliver some entertainment news you may have missed this week, but at some point we all know we’ll put a dwarf in the oven.
On with the show. The first story is one you’ve likely seen already this weekend, but it’s worth repeating for the sheer joy it brings. This weekend, Movies.com published the story of George Lucas doing something we can all get behind. After decades of trying to develop land in Marin County to make the biggest movie studio in the galaxy, and with his snooty neighbors blocking the $300m a year initiative for fear of causing problems, he has decided to develop low-income housing. Finally, people can pat him on the back and forget about Jar Jar, Han shooting first and a certain crystal skull.
If you were a fan of the found footage film Chronicle earlier this year, you can rejoice that the DVD and Blu-ray are now available. Check out this clip from the special features, courtesy of MTV.
If classic films are more your style, but you don’t care about 35mm projection or leaving your home to see a movie, you can still experience Casablanca with all of your digital frineds. Tomorrow, May 16 at 7PM ET and 7PM PT, Facebook will be streaming the film. Here’s looking at you, Rejects!
Do you want the latest on the production of Ant-Man? Edgar Wright sat down with the folks at the Empire Podcast to talk about the film and how it fits in with shooting Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in The World’s End. There’s also some talk of more Scott Pilgrim.
Want more Marvel-related news? Check out Slashfilm’s rundown of the latest superhero sequels and such.
Even though the millennium ended more than a decade ago, Lance Henricksen tells ComingSoon that he’s pretty sure there’s still a Millennium feature film in the works.
The Hollywood Reporter let us know that Osama bin Laden will come back from the dead to be killed again internationally, courtesy of Kathryn Bigelow and Universal Pictures. Sony Pictures is handling the U.S. release.
GQ published an interview with Michael Fassbender about his recent project and his and upcoming work with Prometheus. However, it was the good folks at Vulture.com who zeroed in on the fact that Fassbender believes is was his urination scene in Shame that cost him the Oscar. He has to be pissed about that.
Are women treated equally in Hollywood? Of course they aren’t. And that was the conclusion of a study at San Diego State University, as reported by the AV Club.
Sadly, there’s no more parkour news for Taylor Lautner fans. However, let’s round out tonight’s Movie News After Dark with a nod to Joss Whedon fans. Here’s Marvel’s thank you to the folks who have supported the film.
And finally, one last Marvel tidbit. Slashfilm reports that a Hulk TV series might, in fact, be happening at ABC. Let’s hope it’s incredible.