Movie News After Dark: Noomi in Space, Cumberbatch, A Wrong Poster and Hunting Down Billy Crystal

Noomi Rapace in Prometheus

What is Movie News After Dark? If you have to ask, then maybe it’s not for you.

We begin this evening with a shot of Noomi Rapace in Prometheus. The former Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is going interstellar for director Ridley Scott, whose return to big sci-fi has made my own 5 most anticipated of 2012 short list when I delivered such picks on this week’s Reject Radio. It seems a fitting start to the final News After Dark of the week.

The folks at Den of Geek have an interesting take on last week’s episode of Sherlock, which featured Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock going up against Lara Pulver’s Irene Adler. It was a sizzler of an episode, one that brings Steven Moffat’s series back into the forefront of international television. No mystery there. It’s just well-written.

Seth Rogen has been threatening to make a full-length movie about Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse, a popular short he made with Jay Baruchel. Now Rogen will make his directorial debut with the film, according to Collider.

We feature art tonight courtesy of F**k Yeah Movie Posters, a site that has sprung from the lurid halls of Tumblr to be a daily read for yours truly. In this edition, we get a poster for Wrong, the upcoming film from Rubber director Quentin Dupieux. The oddball filmmaker will debut his latest gem at Sundance later this month, where we will undoubtedly review it. Yes, we’re appropriately excited.

Wrong Poster

Community has not been canceled. It will definitely be back this spring.” That’s NBC’s Bob Greenblatt talking about the future of everyone’s favorite show. To his credit, he expressed an interest in finding a way to bring the show back for a fourth season. But much of that will depend on you, dear readers. Get whatever friends, family and others who own TV sets to watch it when it comes back. Do it.

“I was just discussing becoming the creative director for the Jetson movie and someone on the call yelled out.. you should do a Jetsons tour!” Kanye West to do something with a Jetsons movie. Even after reading his entire Twitter tirade, I have no idea what that means. I was simply surprised to find out that someone still wants to do a Jetsons movie.

One of more lovely ladies on the web, Loquacious Muse presents her 10 Best Films of 2011. I’m not one to publicize others’ lists, but I’ve got a bit of a crush on this one. You should too, as she makes some good picks. What?… Get your minds out of the gutter.

The Onion gets it, as always. This time it’s the spirit of independent film.

The folks over at the delightful young culture blog We Love Cult have an interview with Portlandia co-writer/director Jonathan Krisel, whose show comes back this week. Raise your hand if you can’t wait! (Note: I am now typing with one hand.)

We close this evening’s brief but scintillating News After Dark with the trailer for the 84th Annual Academy Awards show. This year’s Oscar trailer involves digging up Billy Crystal, as only the stars of Transformers: Dark of the Moon can. Goddamn Fichtner makes everything work.

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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