The Random Spiel: January 8th 2007

H.P. Lovecraft’s “Mountains of Madness”, Guillermo Del Toro’s dream project, was said to be un-adaptable. Well someone’s done it and here’s a review of the script.

-Guillermo Del Toro talks about why he turned down the offer to direct “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe”.

-Live in the UK and want to see “Hot Fuzz” early and talk with the creators? ICA host a special screening early next month for just 8 pounds a ticket.

-EfilmCritic’s often funny Quote Whore of the Year column is out including some very familiar names.

-William Forsythe (“Raising Arizona”, “Firestorm”) will play the abusive father of Michael Myers in Rob Zombie’s upcoming remake of “Halloween”. Sheri Moon Zombie will play Myers mother Deborah.

-You can check out and pre-order the various toys for the upcoming Pixar flick “Ratatouille”.

-A first look at the sequel to Uwe Boll’s modern camp classic “Bloodrayne” with a new girl as the red-haired half-vampire.

-Morris Chapdelaine, one of the puppeteers on Alien vs Predator 2, talks about the creatures and action scenes.

-Forget the 80’s camp classic, a new version of pulp sci-fi tale “Flash Gordon” is being planned.

-A rather cute poster for Sony’s adaptation of the comic “Ghost Rider”.