The Random Spiel: August 27th 2007

– New stills from John Rambo, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Daybreakers, Southland Tales, Saw IV, Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married and the set of Indiana Jones IV.

– Anthony Michael Hall will be playing an investigative TV reporter in “The Dark Knight” who’s jealous of Bruce Wayne and NOT Edward Nygma as earlier rumored.

Spielberg Films reports that casting has not commenced on a fourth “Jurassic Park” as the story and screenplay are still in development.

– Russell Crowe has denied reports that he’ll be playing a villain in the upcoming “Star Trek” movie.

– A scene in the upcoming “The Incredible Hulk” will see the Hulk and Abomination fighting outside New York’s Apollo Theatre.

– Kevin Smith has confirmed that he will direct an episode of the upcoming final season of “Battlestar Galactica”.

– An interesting piece on how the strike will affect certain films and their shooting schedules.

– Claire Danes has confirmed that she won’t be back for a fourth “Terminator” movie if it’s made.

– Glenn Close is quite anxious for the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical based upon Sunset Boulevard to go before cameras.

– According to an interview with Director D.J. Caruso, actor Shia LaBeouf is set to get his desired lead role in “Y: The Last Man.”

– It’s a joke, but Christian Bale’s dropping of comedic comments that Russell Crowe has a cameo in “The Dark Knight” has been picked up all over.

– Could Chris Tucker be coming back for a fourth film in the “Friday” film comedy franchise?

– Ryan Reynolds would love to play Deadpool in a feature film version of the mercenary superhero.

– Chicago’s abandoned Brach Candy building, set to be exploded/imploded by the production crew behind “The Dark Knight”, looks to be doubling for Gotham city hospital.

– Ray Stevenson talks about his preparations for the upcoming “Punisher” sequel in which he plays the title role.

– Zachary Quinto talks about meeting with Leonard Nimoy and how he’ll play Spock in the upcoming “Star Trek” movie.

– Tyler Mane talks about his involvement as the Sabretooth character in the upcoming “Wolverine” movie.

– The scribes behind “Night at the Museum 2” talk about what’s in store for the sequel to the family film.

– The Zhang Zi Yi action flick “Laundry Warrior” has moved production from New Mexico to New Zealand, so now Kiwi actors and extras are being sought.

– John Williams says “with confidence” that he thinks he will be back to score the final “Harry Potter” movie. Nicholas Hooper will score David Yates’ “Half-Blood Prince,”, due out next year.

– Scribe Allison Burnett (“Resurrecting the Champ”) talks about the upcoming remake of “Fame” that he has been hired to pen.