What is Movie News After Dark? It’s working on writing its own epic climax, but it’s still wallowing in a very slow, methodical first act. Luckily, there will be news to report along the way.
We begin tonight with a look at the first table read for the upcoming season of Community, which was tweeted out by the show’s official account early this evening. Noticeably absent is show creator Dan Harmon, who has since been let go from the cult sensation he birthed. All the same, it will still be nice to see the Greendale gang back in action.
1. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Jaws – Movies.com puts together a number of great little facts as part of their Shark/Jaws Week coverage of the Blu-ray release, which I’ll be reviewing either tomorrow or Wednesday, depending upon how long it takes for me to get through the copious amount of special features. For now, I like this list.
2. Five Ways to Continue the Bourne Franchise – Christopher Campbell takes to ScreenCrush to talk through a few ways in which the Bourne Legacy can live on, namely a return to the character whose name is in the title. It’s clear, based on The Bourne Legacy‘s ending, that more films can and will be part of our future.
3. No John Williams score in Man of Steel – Zack Snyder talked this week about Man of Steel, his upcoming take on Superman. In the interview he revealed that Hans Zimmer would be putting together the score and that John Williams’ original theme will not be part of it. But as the director is want to do, he describes Zimmer’s score as “awesome.”
4. Skyfall. Posters. – The official James Bond 007 Facebook page revealed a few new UK posters this week for Skyfall, the upcoming 23rd Bond film. This includes a closer look at Javier Bardem as Silva, the gun-toting baddy for Daniel Craig this time around. And Severine, played by Berenice Marlohe. She’s below.
5. Who is Composer of the Year? – The 2012 World Soundtrack Awards, which will be handed out at the Ghent International Film Festival on Oct. 20, have announced their nominees. Among the folks vying for Composer of the Year are Drive‘s Cliff Martinez and some guy named John Williams.
6. The Secret Origin of Timothy Green – The upcoming Disney release The Odd Life of Timothy Green is about a magical boy who grows out of the garden in the backyard of a lonely couple, bringing joy to their life. But where did he really come from? Director Peter Hedges explains to our friends at io9.
7. The Sopranos with dames – Jodie Foster has signed on to direct and produce a new series for Showtime called Angie’s Body, about a tough gal at the head of a crime syndicate. Showtime is looking for something special to fill the holes that will inevitably be left by Weeds and The Big C.
8. 36 Hitchcock death scenes all at once – The folks at Ultraculture have put together this excellent little mash of 36 death scenes from the works of Alfred Hitchcock, all synced to climax in unison. It’s rather chaotic and clever. The question is: can you name all 36 films?