What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news column that, at least for tonight, will divert your attention away from it being a slow news day by using a rousing round-up of visual stimuli. That’s right, we’re busting out infographics!
We begin tonight with one of a few hot-off-the-press photos from Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, featuring the cast. Among them was this shot of dreamy Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace, also dreamy. There’s also some pretty kick-ass science fictiony stuff promised alongside this oozing sexuality.
The Muppets are winning. So much so that NBC and The Jim Henson Company will team up on a new puppet-centric family comedy called The New Nabors, with a producer team including 30 Rock‘s John Riggi. Awesome.
Because stunt drivers are all the rage now thanks to Ryan Gosling’s toothpick skills, things like this Anatomy of a Stunt Driver infographic are sure to take off. It’s also quite informative. Click it to see the entire thing.
In a recent NY Times essay, famed critic A.O. Scott reminds us that Film is Dead, so what. On a technical level, that’s a growing truth, in which digital is taking over the moviegoing landscape. He also goes on to reminisce a bit about those olden golden days.
Writer extraordinaire Marti Noxon is prepping to re-write Tink, a Tinker Bell centric project starring Elizabeth Banks. She said this to Movies.com in a recent interview. She also told them all about the problems in getting Pride and Prejudice and Zombies moving at a swift pace (get it? Because real zombies are slow).
Speaking of Movies.com. Those rascally… er, rascals.. talked to John Landis about Three Amigos (one of my favorite non-Blues Brothers Landis joints) and other things, including why horror and comedy are alike. They both involve decapitations. That seems obvious to me.
You can now ask
J.J. Abrams’ publicist J.J. Abrams questions on Quora. But lets keep it to Super 8 questions, people, because that one is out on DVD… Today! See how that works?
Sylvester Stallone is turning Rocky into a musical. Gotta fly now!
Hell-bent on become the must see movie of the holiday season based on its trailers alone, Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows may have both a Dark Knight Rises and a Hobbit trailer in front of it.
Which is all well and good. But Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol has a Dark Knight Rises prologue which is said to be the film’s first six or seven minutes. It also has these shenanigans:
Also in Hobbit news, MTV Movies Blog has a bit of Benedict Cumberbatch talking about Smaug.
We end tonight with the following bombshell: a mash-up of Inglorious Basterds and Fantastic Mr. Fox. I like both of those movies. I like this. Killin’ Nahhzis.