The Random Spiel: February 9th 2007

Natalie Portman is interested in both acting in and directing a film version of “A Tale of Love and Darkness”, Israeli writer Amos Oz’s acclaimed memoir.

-Christopher Columbus is set to direct Robert Redford/Paul Newman drama “A Walk in the Woods”.

-Ryan Reynolds has indicated that if Shawn Levy goes with the Wally West version of “The Flash” character, then he would “definitely be curious” about playing it.

-Ang Lee’s assistant told Sina.Com that Ang Lee hasn’t even been offered to direct “A Little Game” despite earlier reports.

-Frank Darabont talks in-depth about the cast and plans for his adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Mist”

-Screenwriter Kevin Waehner is set to adapt German horror film “Antibodies” for a US remake for Gold Circle Films.

-Leslie Nielsen has signed to reprise his role as President Harris in “Scary Movie 5”, and has also agreed to play a part in the spoof “Superhero Movie”.

-Chalk this up to wild rumour – Jet Li as the Chinese mummified villain in “The Mummy 3”.

-A fascinating closer look at the Digital 3D Dimensionalization├»┬┐┬Ż process that will transform old 2D movies into 3D versions.

-Director Mark Steven Johnson claims that much of the near year long delay on “Ghost Rider” was due to the CG fire not looking right.

-Story details are available on the next project for Dante Tomaselli entitled “The Ocean”.

-A first look at the new character design for the Doctor Doom character in “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”.