The Random Spiel: August 1st 2008

New posters are out for Eagle Eye, Death Raec, Twilight, Battle in Seattle, The Secret Life of Bees.

-“Casualty” star Gregory Foreman will play Mick Jagger in a new film about The Rolling Stones. Foreman revealed his new role to a journalist while queueing up to see “The Dark Knight” in London.

-Woody Allen’s next film, starring Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood, will be entitled “Whatever Works”.

-So what was the story behind that trailer at Comic-Con last weekend for a “Tron” sequel? Jim Hill Media explains how the clip came about.

-Pierce Brosnan has confirmed that only “a sliver” of 1964’s Topkapi will be used in his “Thomas Crown Affair” sequel which has the billionaire thief after a rare diamond. Angelina Jolie is in the running for the female lead.

-Samuel L. Jackson is super keen to play Nick Fury in a larger role than his “Iron Man” cameo, saying that he may cameo in other upcoming Marvel films including “Iron Man 2,” “Thor” and “Captain America”.

-Pictures are out of the various characters in Disney/Pixar’s “Up” over at PixarBlog, better versions of the “Dragonball” film character photos at DB The Movie,

and CG production design sketches for the “Gatchaman” movie at FelixIP.

– Keanu Reeves is being rumored for the lead role of Spike in the Cowboy Bebop live-action movie. The big-budget film version of the anime classic is being put on a fast track for 2010.

– Judd Apatow says that Russell Brand will reprise his “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” rock star character in “Get Him to the Greek”. ‘Sarah Marshall’ director Nicholas Stoller has written and will be directing.

-Nearly a year ago The Rock pledged he’d be playing Black Adam in the upcoming “Shazam” movie, then last weekend he talked about where the movie and role stand right now.

-Richard Dean Anderson talks a little bit about the possibility of a MacGyver movie. He says “I have heard something actually. I guess it might be happening.”

-Pixar have floated around a couple of ideas for a “Monsters, Inc.” sequel.

-Official sites are up for Race to Witch Mountain and Friday the 13th.