Dan Eckman

What is Comic-Con News After Dark? It’s Movie News After Dark’s alter-ego. As the streets of San Diego fill with hordes of nerd-kind, your loyal nightly movie news column must slip into its costume and become the defender of the sick, the infirm and the unbathed. It’s movie news, but with more booth babes! We begin this evening’s first ever edition of Comic-Con News After Dark, or CCNAD, with a look at what it would be like If Comic Conventions Had Warning Signs, courtesy of the folks at College Humor. The one about the Cosplay First Aid Kit is particularly fun, as dressing up like your favorite superhero can sometimes lead to interesting injuries. For those wondering what exactly cosplay is, I’ve included an image just after the jump.

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A long time ago, we spoke with renaissance man D.C. Pierson about his novel “The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To.” It’s a thrilling tale about a gawky young high school lad who loves to draw and the friendship he strikes up with an even gawkier high school lad who never sleeps at all ever. Of course, freakish occurrences like that don’t go unnoticed, and soon they are running from dark forces that plan all sorts of terrible things for them. It’s endearing, thrilling, and strange. It’s the kind of novel that seems written by a sophomore in high school if that sophomore could actually write as well as he thinks he can. Fortunately, and finally, it’s being turned into a movie, and they’re keeping it all in the family. Mystery Team director Dan Eckman will be taking the reins on this one alongside producer of all things Derrick Comedy, Meggie McFadden. According to Cinema Blend the pair co-wrote the script for The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To with Pierson. The project doesn’t have financing yet, but Eckman will be reaching out for money quite soon. Hopefully someone will believe in it (financially), because (in several ways) this could be the movie that Gentlemen Broncos desperately wanted to be.

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Why Watch? Because all week long we’ll be featuring short films featuring the gang from Community. Today’s features Donald Glover sucking on the male sex organ. User discretion is advised. This short works so damned well, especially for movie fans, because it’s a parody of Memento that takes things in a completely absurd direction. It imagines a world where Leonard Shelby is black (just like Spider-Man), and his roommate takes advantage of his short term memory loss by making him play a mouth-based video game. It’s been online a while and already been seen a bajillion times, but that’s no reason not to give it the spotlight once again. What Will It Cost? Just 3 minutes of your time. Check out Memory Loss for yourself:

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This week, on a very special episode of Reject Radio, we talk with Mystery Team director Dan Eckman about piracy, hot women casting, and what the cool kids are wearing for Halloween this year.

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The director of Mystery Team will be joining us as we accidentally do our Lost recap show before the finale airs.

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Our countdown to the release of Mystery Team on DVD continues. Today we’re at T-minus 5 days and still counting as we bust out some exclusive content.

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Plus! Learn the secrets of “Lost!” Discover why Back to the Future is a plot against black people! Read words you don’t want your parents to catch you reading!

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Mystery Team is finally coming to DVD. That’s why we’re here right now, talking about it. Next Tuesday, May 25, Mystery Team will be available for purchase online and in stores. So for the next seven days, we’re going to bring you a countdown in the form of articles that will inform, enlighten and perhaps entertain. It’s all just a ploy to get you to go out and buy the DVD next Tuesday. You should know that up front.

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Mystery Team director Dan Eckman sent us this exclusive image from the DVD extras. It’s a featurette called “Who Is Wally Cummings?: The story of an enigmatic, creepy, and disputably talented character actor who visited the set of Mystery Team.”

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The Derrick Comedy crew strikes back with a brand new short film, which was shown at Comic-Con. They also deliver a release schedule for their fantastic film, the dark comedy known as Mystery Team.

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The folks at the Alamo Drafthouse have officially announced today that the Sundance sensation Mystery Team will be making its debut here in Austin at the Alamo Ritz on Friday, August 28th.

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The Derrick Comedy crew, the minds behind the upcoming comedy Mystery Team, sat down with our own Kevin Kelly to talk about their experience at Comic-Con 2009.

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The folks from Derrick Comedy have released a brand new theatrical trailer for their upcoming film Mystery Team, one of my favorite films of 2009 thus far. As you will see in this new green band trailer, there are plenty of hilarious one liners — some of which will make you laugh without any context at all.

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More exciting news from our friends over at Derrick Comedy today, as it has now been announced that director Dan Eckman, writers/stars Dominic Dierkes, Donald Glover and DC Pierson, and producer Meggie McFadden will be appearing on a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con next month.

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One of my absolute favorite films of the year, the Derrick Comedy group’s dark and absurd detective comedy Mystery Team, has finally been picked up for distribution here in the United States.

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