What is Movie News After Dark? It’s not getting on that horse, that’s for sure. Instead it is here to bring you the big and the small, the best and the worst, the interesting and not so interesting movie news of the day. Then it will get on that horse and ride off into the sunset.
Tonight’s lead image is actress Ruth Wilson. Get a good look, as you’ll soon be seeing her again. This star of BBC’s Luther and Masterpiece Theater’s latest version of Jane Eyre beat out the likes of Jessica Chastain and Abbie Cornish to win the leading lady part in The Lone Ranger opposite Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp.
Over at The Playlist, they’ve gone through a bit of recent history to put together this well-researched guide to The Lost and Uproduced Screenplays of Terrence Malick, proving once and for all that while the movies he does make are interesting, they pale in comparison to the ones he didn’t.
The cast of dwarfs for Snow White and the Huntsman is just plain excellent: Ian McShane, Stephen Graham, Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Ray Winstone and Eddie Marsan. And now they have their eighth and final dwarf in Nick Frost. It couldn’t be more perfect a casting effort. Give these folks a round of applause.
Not long ago we (the royal “we,” as in everyone) reported that the entire core cast from the American Pie series were coming back for American Reunion. That was a lie. We didn’t know it at the time, but Natasha Lyonne had yet to sign on. Here we are, mere weeks (or something like that) later and we’ve got egg on our collective journalistic face. But rest easy friends, as Natasha Lyonne is in for American Reunion. Phew.
Paramount Pictures today released another group of photos for us to add to our already massive Captain America photo gallery. I’ve got everything updated, so all you need to do is click through the fiery image below to see at least half the frames from the movie. You know you can’t resist.
Vin Diesel’s next movie will be an action movie. If you couldn’t intuit this on your own, then I don’t know what to do with you. Beyond that, we don’t know much. According to reports, plot details are still very thin. They will likely remain that way until the film hits theaters. In between now and then, Diesel will put his ugly mug in harms way and likely drive fast cars toward scantily clad women who are about to explode with orgasmic glee, should he save them before the clock strikes zero.
Next week it will take the stage at Comic-Con, but before that, it’s important that Underworld 4 get a proper name. Screen Gems announced today that they will call it Underworld Awakening. Kate Beckinsale will be there, so there’s hope.
Now that the Harry Potter ship is sailing (with the Batman ship not far behind it), Warner Bros. is looking to other known properties that could earn it some big money. With few stories quite as grand as the tale of Julius Caesar, they’ve decided to do that one. They’ve even enlisted Battle: Los Angeles director Jonathan Liebesman to ensure that it will be long and boring.
Earlier this week I promised that no day would go by without some Breaking Bad content. Today I lucked out with Vulture pretty much doing my job for me. They have two winners, including the list of Breaking Bad‘s 10 Tensest Moments and a somewhat ambitious Homeboy Off between Breaking Bad‘s Jesse Pinkman and The Killing‘s Stephen Holder. Both are more than worth reading.
There’s no rhyme or reason to tonight’s closing video, its a simple stop-motion short with action figures of Bruce Lee, Donnie Yen and what I can only assume is Sly Stallone from The Expendables. But this video, found via Twitch, is simply captivating. I anxiously await the release of whatever this will spawn.