News After Dark: Freaky Red Skull, Sports Night, Base Jumping and Terry Gilliam’s Noodle Commercial

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly column about movie news and things that interest you. Hopefully it finds more of the latter, but it tries to do its best. It’s no super soldier of news aggregating, but it certainly has taken its share of experimental drugs at the behest of Tommy Lee Jones.

The characters of Captain America: The First Avenger now have their own posters. Released today via Cinemarcado, the one-sheets feature Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, Hugo Weaving as Red Skull (above) and Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Cap’s lady of interest. The most interesting is Red Skull, who looks pretty wicked. Is it me or does he look like Hell-spawn that spent too much time with Michael Jackson’s plastic surgeon?

Martin Scorsese might soon be getting deep into the love life of Elizabeth Taylor. He’s circling Furious Love, the story of Taylor’s relationship with Richard Burton. They were like the Brangelina of way back when.

Michelle Trachtenberg and Seth Green will be along for the ride in Sexy Evil Genius, the comedy from Greek producer Shawn Piller that will show Katee Sackhoff to be a conniving young lady who lures people to a bar, then shows them how they are connected. This had better be sexy.

Pajiba’s endlessly talented Joanna Robinson offers up a list of 8 Netflix Instant Watch TV series to make your lazy summer downright lethargic. I approve of all these choices, especially Sports Night and The IT Crowd.

The Alamo Drafthouse has released a series of posters for its summer Rolling Roadshow series, which will be touring the great state of Texas playing the Republic’s great films in iconic locations. Imagine watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre right by the house that starred in the original film. Ridiculous. The posters were all done by artist Jason Munn. And look, here comes one now:

Whether we like it or not, a remake of Stephen King’s Carrie is probably on the way. So lets just hope that Cinema Blend is right when they say that True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld is on top of the list for the titular role. It might as well get some talent, otherwise it doesn’t have a chance.

Marti Noxon, writer/producer on Mad Men, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Prison Break has been hired to juice up Craig Gillespie’s adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Noxon most recently worked with Gillespie on the upcoming Fright Night remake.

Jennifer Hudson will play a nun in The Three Stooges. There isn’t much else to say.

“Michael Bay watched 60 Minutes one night” sounds ridiculous to me. So that’s where he gets those ideas… That said, when Michael Bay demands men in wing suits and base-jumping from the towers of Chicago, it happens. And from what I understand, it looks brilliant. If it’s half as cool as it looks in this behind the scenes featurette, we’re in for a treat.

Wondering how that Wonder Woman TV pilot actually turned out? Topless Robot has you covered with a handy FAQ about the doomed episode.

Legendary Pictures is teaming with the estate of Jackie Robinson to put together a biopic of the first African American Major League Baseball player, and the only man to ever have his number universally retired throughout the league. Oscar winner Brian Helgeland is writing the script. And while it’s too early for casting, we might as well start some speculating.

We close this evening with a little Terry Gilliam, in the form of the trailer for his new short, The Wholly Family. It’s basically a fancy commercial funded by the Italian pasta company Garofalo. I’m okay with that, as I’ll watch anything Terry Gilliam-related.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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