What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news column that would like to be the first to welcome you to Earf…

We begin tonight with news that will make all 4 of you die hard Roland Emmerich fans out there: Fox is looking to make two Independence Day sequels, with or without Will Smith. It feels like an outlandish rumor, but it wouldn’t surprise anyone if it really came to fruition. Either way, we’ll all probably watch them, right?

After a presentation for press in LA this week, many of the reactions coming from the Paramount lot say that the next Ethan Hunt adventure will be something truly special. At Movieline, Julie Miller (no relation) tells us what to expect from Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol‘s wild IMAX action sequences. Sounds extravagant.

The Muppets continue their run of parody trailers with one final strike. This time they are taking on Paranormal Activity and Twilight. Steady yourself:

Matt Singer at IFC explains why he doesn’t like the new rules for TV spoilers. It’s in response to NYT’s Dan Kois, who wrote a piece called The New Rules for TV Spoilers. Spoiler alert: “articles about spoilers are contentious.”

Because this stuff is important, here’s one of a metric shitload of Hunger Games posters. This one features the oddly named heroine Katniss, as played by Jennifer Lawrence:

Giant Freakin’ Robot presents 10 things they’ve learned from the Jurassic Park Blu-ray set. Among them is the fact that Jurassic Park was the first film with a digital soundtrack. That’s an interesting, wholly unconfirmed yet impressive factoid.

Jason Segel and Reese Witherspoon may make a Sex Tape directed by Nicholas Stoller. This is what Segel and Stoller are going to do to follow The Muppets. Seems appropriate.

Because his movies take about 48-hours to shoot, cut and color correct, Steven Soderbergh has already finished his male stripper movie Magic Mike. And because they are up on keeping pace, Warner Bros. will release Magic Mike in June 2012. Soderbergh has vowed to make 12 more movies in the mean time.

We close tonight with a little promo video from the folks at the Alamo Drafthouse. They are bringing Composer Graham Reynolds to town to perform his original score for the classic vampire film, Nosferatu, which he  will perform with the film as part of the “Live Score” event series at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX on Sunday, October 30. Here’s a preview:


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