Movie News After Dark: Poster of Life, Leonard Nimoy, Amber Heard’s Playboy Suit and The Avengers

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s interested only in providing you with movie news, it does not seek to earn your affection. Alright, maybe not your affection, but definitely your obedience. So be a good little soldier and read it every night before you lay your head down to sleep.

We open tonight with a peek at the French poster for Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life, which may or may not be debuting in the UK right before it opens at the Cannes Film Festival. All I know is that I’m interested to see it, because reports have been all over the place. And all over the place usually isn’t a bad thing when it comes to a Terrence Malick film.

Warner Home Video has announced that a new anniversary edition of A Clockwork Orange will release on Blu-ray May 31st. It will include several newly produced bonus features and a fancy color booklet. They will also hold anniversary screenings at the Cannes Film Festival and New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Color me excited.

News of the day: Leonard Nimoy has joined the voice cast of Transformers: Dark of the Moon as Sentinel Prime, Optimus’ mentor. Better yet is the fact that the character will disguise himself as a fire truck. Allow the nerdgasm to commence.

James Cameron put on a presentation at CinemaCon this week focused on raising awareness for a growing problem in Hollywood: low projection frame rates. You see, he’s a fan of 60 frames per second, while the standard is 24. None of it has anything to do with much of anything, but know this: 60fps would look ridiculously smooth and crisp. I say let James Cameron do what James Cameron wants.

An Asian company is looking to remake RKO Picture classics such as Citizen Kane and It’s a Wonderful Life. See, it happens over there, too.

Here is Amber Heard in a Playboy Bunny suit. She’s wearing it not for you, but for a show called The Playboy Club. A crime drama about the Chicago Playboy clubs in the 60s, the Alan Taylor-directed pilot will air on NBC.

Lionsgate announced this week at CinemaCon that The Expendables 2 will release August 17, 2012, one week after Paramount unleashes G.I. Joe 2. Just like summer 2010, it appears as if 2012 will have plenty of men on missions.

Lionsgate has just signed a deal that will keep it in the Tyler Perry business. It’s also a deal that will keep the money rolling in, as that guy knows how to dress up in old lady clothes and turn a profit like nobody else. Although it will be interesting to see how things go with his first non-Lionsgate film, the Summit Ent. funded I, Alex Cross.

Care to watch the first six minute of Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch? Here’s your chance:

It’s always interesting to see which television shows pick up Peabody Awards. This year’s winners list spreads across several genre and includes Justified, which is nice to see.

Columbia Pictures has hired someone no one (except his mom, I’m sure) has ever heard of to do rewrites on Men in Black 3. It goes without saying, but that’s not a good sign.

As fan-made trailers go, this trailer Souperboy X has made for The Avengers is pretty impressive. He’s spliced together footage from films, deleted endings, trailers and even some of Jeremy Renner’s more art house work to make it feel like something we might actually see on the big screen. Not bad, considering the slim amount of material he probably had to work with. It’s earned him tonight’s closing spot with The Avengers:

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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