Movie News After Dark: Oldspendables, The Lone Ranger Returns and The Ira Glass Sex Tape

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s the roughest, toughest, meanest movie news column around. It also owns one of those silly shirts and smokes cigars. Of that, you can be sure.

We begin our newsy journey tonight with a photo of three f*ckin’ guys you might have heard of on the set of The Expendables 2, proving once and for all that witty banter, big scarfs and an awful flowered shirt will be part of the highly anticipated testostisequel. All I can think is… someone needs to get to dat choppa!

Don Johnson is joining Django Unchained for Quentin Tarantino. No, he’s not replacing the role recently vacated by Kevin Costner, but he’ll still be showing off his devious side. He is said to be playing a plantation owner who deals in female slaves. He’ll be evil, for sure.

This week, James Cameron received an award from Popular Mechanics for being a pretty swell guy (or something along those lines). And in doing so, was cornered by the folks at Vulture. They got him talking about 3D, Sigourney Weaver’s role in Avatar 2 and even some time travel, for good measure.

With the New York Film Festival screening of a Hugo workprint over and done with, Paramount has begun its marketing push for Martin Scorsese’s 3D adventure. In doing so, they’ve released this 2 minute behind the scenes featurette. See for yourself:

Steven Soderbergh is still making his Liberace biopic with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. It just won’t hit big screens so much as become an HBO movie. Which is fine, because HBO movies are still movies, too.

Speaking of projects that are back on, Disney and director Gore Verbinski appear to finally have reached an accord, putting The Lone Ranger back on track with a slimmer budget. This should be seen as good news, as Armie Hammer will make a pretty solid Ranger.

Over at Crave Online, director Jose Padhila talks about the Robocop reboot in rather impressive detail. Based on this and what we heard from him during his Q&As for Elite Squad 2 at Fantastic Fest last month, he sounds like a man with a plan. He even went so far as to promise our own Brian Salisbury on-stage that Robocop would not fly.

Anna Kendrick, Brendan Gleeson, Terrence Howard, Sam Elliot and an 11-year old made famous by America’s Got Talent have all joined Shia LaBeouf in The Company You Keep. Robert Redford will also be there. Not bad.

Over at Pajiba, the dangerously talented Joanna Robinson picks a list of 11 TV actors who have what it takes to make it on the big screen. Of course Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul is on that list. Also, don’t say anything about the Breaking Bad finale! I haven’t watched it yet.

We close tonight with some serious public radio humor. All you need to know beyond that is that it’s called The Ira Glass Sex Tape, a special episode of This American Life made by Julian Joslin and someone who sounds eerily like Glass. It’s a show in two parts:

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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