The Random Spiel: August 19th 2008

Heaps of new stills from upcoming Fall releases have gone online over at EW.Com.

– There’s also new stills from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Twilight, and Rocknrolla.

– David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Cutton” currently runs at 163 minutes and Fincher is still cutting to find “the length he is happy with” and will deliver that in October.

– Tyrese confirms that his character in the “Transformers” sequel gets a lot more screen time, and that he’s set for B.A. Baracus in “The A-Team” which is being script polished at present.

– A two-minute trailer for the upcoming Vin Diesel & Paul Walker re-team on “Fast and Furious” will be attached to “Death Race” on Friday.

– Director Kevin Smith raves about the rough cut of Zac Snyder’s “Watchmen” film adaptation that he’s seen. Also it looks like the character of Captain Metropolis has been essentially cut out.

– Ray Harryhausen has produced a stop-motion animated feature based on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic “The Pit and the Pendulum” which will hit DVD on August 25th. The trailer for the film has gone online.

– A deleted scene from “Iron Man” shows Stark partying in Dubai and fills in a key plot hole.

– To help promote “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”, Woody Allen is pimping out Scarlett Johansson in a competition to win “a threesome” with the actress.

– Clifton Collins Jr. says that he and Eric Bana play Romulan space pirates in the film, and the filmmakers hired a linguist to flesh out the Romulan language.

– Johnny Depp is seeking a director for “Rex Mundi”, the upcoming film adaptation of Arvid Nelson’s graphic novels.

– Some new posters for Oliver Stone’s “W.” that have been posted near the site of the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

– “Moonlight” hunk Alex O’Loughlin has signed a talent-holding deal with CBS Paramount TV and ABC Studios and producer Mark Gordon (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Criminal Minds”) will develop a project around the Aussie thesp.

– In an interview with the upcoming “He-Man” screenwriter Justin Marks, the scribe promises a more realistic tone for the franchise including believable origins for each of the film’s more zany characters.

– Clever fan made fake posters are out for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and a third Chris Nolan Batman

– New posters for Trick ‘r Treat, Igor, Saw V, Ghost Town and Appaloosa.

– “I’ve been in a lot of movies where they downplay the violence. I like that they’re pushing that it’s a violent, action-packed movie” claims actress Julie Benz of the upcoming “Punisher: War Zone”.

– Paul Rudd jokes around (or does he) about an “Anchorman” sequel being entirely set in space.

– Could the rather unusual computer game “Spore” be getting the big screen feature film treatment? Edge Online may have the answer.

– A brief but interesting review of the storyline for the upcoming “Green Lantern” movie by Greg Berlanti.

– Even George Lopez agrees that if you’re an adult that “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” teaser trailer is “the most annoying trailer you’ve ever witnessed in your life”.