What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly collection of things you’ll want to read, even if they didn’t originate on this website. We know, we know, all the good stuff can only come from Film School Rejects. But every once in a while (at least 8 times per day), other websites strike gold. And we’re here to celebrate their modest victories.
We begin tonight with an image from Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, one of a number released today by Magnolia Pictures. It features Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim as… well, I have no idea what’s going on in this picture. But apparently people find this funny. Having watched numerous episodes of their show, I’m not convinced that they’ve ever been funny. But who am I to argue with the masses? Oh right, I do argue with the masses. Seriously, guys, this stuff isn’t funny. At all.
According to the always reliable British tabloids, the producers of the James Bond franchise would like to have Daniel Craig play Bond five more times, surpassing the Roger Moore held record of 7 times a Bond. He’s certainly a favorite among modern fans, but Craig is also an actor interested in diverse work. So playing Bond until the mid-2020s might not be something he’ll want to do. Then again, his Bond movies are serious money makers, so you never know.
Eva Green will play a villainess in 300: Battle of Artemisia, the Frank Miller created, Noam Murro-directed follow-up prequelquel to Zack Snyder’s 300. She will play ruthless, gold-covered goddess who convinces Xerxes to amass his army and lead them into battle, a series of events that lead to those of 300. She will undoubtedly have gold-painted lady abs, as well. And that’s okay.
Showtime is getting into the Australian family crime business, with Shameless showrunner John Wells picking up a script for a show based on the David Michod film Animal Kingdom. Now there’s a fine idea for a show, on a network that can make it happen in a brutal way. Cheers to good ideas.
Earlier today, we received an email from a gentleman named Matt Herrmann, who has created a blog we’ve since deemed to be one hell of a great idea. He’s created a site dedicated to his own original movie ideas. He even goes as far as creating a poster and full synopsis for each pitch. Some of them are interesting, others mediocre, but a few are actually quite good. The only danger, of course, is that all the good ones will probably be stolen quickly by Hollywood, those sneaky bastards. Still, our own Kate Erbland cited Is That You? as a movie she’d see, if it got made. Personally, I’d like to see this Farm Girls movie:
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