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 newest 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?
Singapore has a Battlestar Galactica rollercoaster. I don’t even like rollercoasters and this makes me strongly dislike people in Singapore.
Voting for the Academy Awards officially closed tonight. So if you didn’t send in your ballot yet, you totally missed out on being part of this year’s decisions. No complaining on Oscar night when your candidate loses by a narrow margin!
Speaking of the Oscars, Cinematical’s Scott Weinberg enlisted the help of Wikipedia today to compile an entertaining list of the Top 10 Weird and Wonderful Oscar Statistics You May Have Missed. That is, unless you didn’t miss them.
Sony Pictures will team up with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes to combine two things that both Bay and Platinum Dunes seem to know how to do right: Zombies vs. Robots.
Louis Leterrier has a new sci-fi project in the works at Universal. The yet to be synopsized project exists with the title G, and is being kept under wraps for the moment. Though the guys at The Playlist seem to have insider information that leads them to believe that he’s “planning a very ambitious and interesting approach to the shoot that is going to turn some heads.” Nothing like a very vague and uninteresting description to get one’s blood pumping.
Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz is working on a movie. No, not Arrested Development. No, he’s looking to make a comedy called The Boss of It All. And get this: it’s based on Direktoren for Det Hele, by Lars Von Trier. Consider that for a moment.
A bunch of new Captain America: The First Avenger photos have emerged. They are looking pretty solid. See my own favorite below and click through to see the rest at Marvel.com.
Just to prove that this 3D thing isn’t just a new fad, Holy Taco has uncovered a series of 25 vintage posters for 3D movies, including at least one from Alfred Hitchcock. Today’s equivalent would be Christopher Nolan making a 3D film — which will probably happen eventually.
Now that Johnny Depp has stepped away from playing Pancho Villa, two more talented gents have stepped in: Benicio del Toro and Gael Garcia Bernal. Who would you chose?
Ever wonder what all of the Disney Princesses would look like if they were snarky hipsters like your (annoying) local Starbucks barista? I didn’t either, but here you go anyway.
Tonight can only close one way: with this fan made sequel trailer for E.T. called ET-X: Extinction. It’s horrifying, includes Elliot and I must say, it’s inspired. Why is this not one of the sequels in production right now?