The Random Spiel: August 6th 2007

Bill Murray is tipped to be the ‘celebrity cameo’ as Agent 13 in the “Get Smart” movie.

-Along with George Miller, McG is rumoured to be one of the directorial candidates for the “Justice League” movie.

-Tom Hanks is rumoured to be playing fireman Guy Montag in Frank Darabont’s planned adaptation of the Ray Bradbury classic “Fahernheit 451”.

-Scribe Michael Doughtery tells Blue Tights that the “Superman” sequel will contain two villains.

-Andrew Stanton is in the lead to direct the “John Carter of Mars” film adaptation that Pixar is working on.

-Richard Nixon, Eleanor Clift, Pat Buchanan, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Dick Cavett will all appear in the “Watchmen” comic adaptation reports Moviehole.

-Jeffery Katzenberg says Paramount was getting the director of its major holiday 2008 release used to working in 3D – does he mean J.J. Abrams and “Star Trek”?

-James Nesbitt will NOT be the next “Doctor Who”, though the series best writer Steven Moffat (“Blink,” “The Girl in the Fireplace”) looks very likely to be taking over the reigns when Russell T. Davies leaves at the end of next season.

-Abbie Cornish’s agents have denied reports that she’s the next James Bond girl.

-A casting breakdown for the new “Star Trek” characters confirms the likes of McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu and Kirk will all be aged between 25-32.

-Salli Richardson talks with Blackfilm about her character in “I Am Legend”.

-Its been confirmed that the fifth “Highlander” film, “Highlander: The Source”, will not go theatrical – instead will premiere on the Sci Fi Channel September 15th (9 pm & 1 am) and September 20th at 9 pm.- Trailers are out for the Josh Holloway-led horror flick “Whisper” over at Horror Movies.

-Posters are out for Why Did I Get Married, Good Luck Chuck, August Rush, The Invasion, 3:10 to Yuma, We Own The Night, The Jane Austen Book Club, Sydney White and Elizabeth: The Golden Age.