Movie News After Dark: Zombie Pirates, Sideways Super 8, and Conan Killing

What is Movie News After Dark? This is a question that I am almost never asked, but I will answer it for you anyway. Movie News After Dark is FSR’s late-night secretion, a column dedicated to all of the news stories that slip past our daytime editorial staff and make it into my curiously chubby RSS ‘flagged’ box.

It will (but is not guaranteed to) include relevant movie news, links to insightful commentary and other film-related shenanigans. I may also throw in a link to something TV-related here or there. It will also serve as my place of record for being both charming and sharp-witted, but most likely I will be neither of the two. I write this stuff late at night, what do you expect?

Editor’s Note: Neil’s knee deep in the goo of SXSW, so Nathan Adams and Cole (mostly Nathan) have dutifully stepped up to deliver the news and insight you demand. Try to guess who wrote which entry! It’s a fun game! Added bonus!

Tonight’s header image comes from some new shots of Steven Spielberg’s War Horse . I don’t really know what to say about them other than they seem to be full of the appropriate amount of horse. People looking forward to this movie are really going to be pleased with all the horse.

Vancouver is Awesome has some set pictures from the newest movie in the Underworld series Underworld: New Dawn. They feature Kate Beckinsale dressed in leather and looking like she’s filming another Underworld movie. But how about the name of that website? Let’s hear it for Vancouver!

In giant monster news, News In Film has some details about Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim which sounds a lot like Godzilla – maybe because he’s the only iconic giant monster out there. Just kidding, Mothra. We love you. In all sincerity, and without any cravenness or sarcasm, I wonder how well a movie about a tsunami/earthquake that releases a giant monster near Japan will fare at this point. Fortunately it has plenty of time before 2012 to rework anything that needs it.

Earlier in the day JJ Abrams’ Super 8 turned a lot of heads by putting out a new trailer. Not only did it drum up some warm tinglies by showing us all the Amblin Entertainment logo for the first time in forever, it pretty much looked like a movie that young Steven Spielberg was plucked out of the past to come to modern day and direct. Well, a new poster for the film was released today as well and, heywaitaminute… Spielberg never had weird sideways posters!

A teaser trailer for the new Conan the Barbarian has been released. It does a good job of getting me excited to see the movie, but it doesn’t even tell me which night of the week this thing is going to play on SyFy. Oh, burn. And why doesn’t Conan look the least bit Austrian?

A Serbian Film is coming to a screen near you. Probably the one in your house. Try not to get arrested.

Jennifer Lawrence might be moving on from poverty in the Ozarks to fighting for her life in a YA future for The Hunger Games. Deadline Johnsonville is claiming she’s on the top of a list and might be offered the lead role very, very soon. Maybe over lunch. Will we find out if she ate a salad during the meeting? Stay tuned for more crack reporting.

Michelle Rodriguez talks tech in this great interview for Battle: Los Angeles. No word yet on why her character said everything that was going on exactly when it was going on.

The internet now has some pretty cool concept aarrrrrt for the zombie pirates of that Caribbean movie all the kids are talking about. Thanks, /film! Go check them out, but don’t sew an eye patch directly onto your eye. We know you were thinking it.

Seriously, stop thinking about sewing that eye patch to yourself. It’ll hurt.

For your nightly moment of video meditation, we leave you with this little bit of editing art. A man has synched up the kill scenes from 36 Hitchcock movies and made them climax all at the same moment. If you’ve been mulling over going on a murdering spree at all recently, you might want to skip this one. It might be the thing that pushes you over the edge:

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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