Weekends are for relaxing. My favorite weekend task is usually laundry, followed by large stretches of movie watching, football games and sleeping in. This weekend I did something a little different — it was all sleeping in combined with tracking down movie news for this here column. Because I know that there’s nothing you need more when your weekend is over. So come and get it. Get you some Movie News After Dark.
The trailers for two of the year’s big comic book flicks, Green Lantern and Thor, have already been unleashed to the masses, leaving the two for X-Men: First Class and Captain America: The First Avenger to go. As you will see from the comprehensive update Slashfilm’s crack reporter Germain Lussier has put together, there’s still no news as to when those will actually drop. But someone out there saw one for X-Men. Or did they?
Did anyone watch NBC’s two-hour opening event for The Cape? From the looks of this AV Club review, the show was less than heroic. I’m curious to hear the thoughts of our readers (leave ’em in the comments section below).
At a Q&A following a screening of The Social Network for SAG members this weekend, director David Fincher re-opened the long talked about case of the Fight Club musical. The word is that he and Trent Reznor, who were recently joined at the hip, have talked about it. Maybe they will get it done for the film’s 20th anniversary in 2019.
The gestation of Ghostbusters III continues. This week in non-news: maybe/maybe not director Ivan Reitman says the script is “good enough to do, to take the risk of doing again.” He also says that not everything you read on the internet is true. Wait, what about the part where the script is “very good”?
Look kids, it’s the Cosmic Cube from Captain America: The First Avenger. Oooh, shiny:
Scott Derrickson, the guy who made the completely passable Exorcism of Emily Rose and the offensively abysmal Day the Earth Stood Still remake, is preparing to take on the story of David vs. Goliath in a period action movie with contemporary sensibilities. Meaning that it will probably include ancient Romans or Greeks, all with British accents.
Baz Luhrmann said this week at CES that he may shoot The Great Gatsby in 3D. He also thinks Blu-ray is neato.
The Social Network took high honors in the National Society of Film Critics awards, the 450th (or so) Best Picture award it has won. This can only end one of two ways: with a groan-worthy win on Oscar night, or an upset by Jackass 3D.
It’s been a slow news weekend, so I’m finishing with something off-topic. I thought that this might make a great addition to Cole’s Vintage Trailer of the Day project, but then I came to my senses. Earlier this evening I witnessed for the first time Stewart Raffill’s Tammy and the T-Rex. And even after watching it on VHS, I’m still not convinced that it exists. You tell me: