What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly collection of links and stories from around the world of movies, television and other mixed mediums. It’s a column that has worked hard this week, and would like to be a bit silly on Friday night. Do enjoy.
We begin tonight with an image of William Shatner wearing a Proton Pack. The folks at Topless Robot are holding a caption contest for this one. My entry: “Of course I have a Proton. Pack. I’m William. Shatner.”
In order to avoid conflicts for Jennifer Lawrence and the Hunger Games money machine, Fox and director Matthew Vaughn will shoot their X-Men: First Class sequel in January. Somewhere Rebecca Romjin is mildly disappointed.
In honor of Easter (or so it might seem), the folks at Screenrant present a list of 10 Badass Rabbits. Of course Roger Rabbit made the list. What kind of person doesn’t think Mr. Jessica Rabbit is a badass?
Last night the folks at Mondo held another special screening that came with a fancy poster. As it turns out, their screening of Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods would come along with a gorgeous print from Phantom City Creative, which you can now see below. Don’t get too excited, though, as it’s completely sold out.
In his recurring Criterion Corner feature, David Ehrlich asks What If The Hunger Games Had Been Directed by Wes Anderson, Michael Bay or Alfred Hitchcock. Two words: Racist tracker-jackers. Or is that three? I also love his ideas for what Lars von Trier’s Hunger Games would look like.
Apparently there’s a documentary that peeks into the VHS collection of Ingmar Bergman. Turns out the legendary filmmaker was a fan of Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters and The Blues Brothers. Finally, Ingmar Bergman and I have something in common.
Apparently someone wrote a sequel to Raging Bull. Now William Forsythe will play Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull II, a long-awaited sequel from Beneath the Darkness director Martin Guigui. Surprisingly, The Asylum is not involved.
Community star Ken Jeong has joined Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain, the movie in which Mark Wahlberg tries to go rep-for-rep with Dwayne Johnson. It’s about a kidnapping gone wrong. With explosions.
OMG, you guys. Jennifer Aniston almost didn’t play Rachel Green on Friends. That would have been…
And we’re back to wrap up your week with a video of sorts from Peter Serafinowicz’s BBC radio show. It’s a preview of a new-age relaxation tape series from the Daleks, showing off what the Doctor Who bad guys have been doing during their absence from the show. Thankfully, Steven Moffat recently said that they will be back to exterminating soon. For now, this is happening.
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