The Random Spiel: January 15th 2007

Word from the visual effects film Gentle Giant Studios is that Michael Biehn is about to join the production of Jim Cameron’s “Avatar”.

– Director Jay Russel has confirmed that he has just signed James Newton Howard on to compose the score for “The Waterhorse”.

-The second half of Season Six of “The Sopranos” has been extended to nine episodes and will begin airing on HBO April 7th.

-Some set pics of Vin Diesel at work on “Babylon A.D.” which recently shut down an entire district of Prague for filming.

Several set pics from the Hugh Jackman & Ewan McGregor sexual thriller “The Tourist”, sadly no nudity on either’s part.

-A better look at Venom in “Spider-Man 3” comes from these detailed photos of the action figure.

-Corey Yuen’s “D.O.A.: Dead or Alive” fared so badly it’s skipping its U.S. theatrical release altogether and going straight to DVD in April.

-Is James Cameron really planning a remake of the Kirk Douglas flick “Saturn 3”?

-Dominic Monaghan weighs in on the battle over the rights to “The Hobbit”. His verdict? He’s staying out of it..

-“Predator” actor Ian Whyte talks about his experience on the sequel to “Alien vs. Predator”.

-A script review of Quentin Tarantino’s “Death Proof” reveals some new story details.

-The new “Star Trek” film will involve Chris Pike, time travel and all sorts of craziness. Check out some early spoilers.

-A fascinating list of films considered un-filmable including Ulysses, Cat’s Cradle, The Confederacy of Dunces, and Catcher in the Rye.