The Random Spiel: July 14th 2008

An interesting article is up at EW about the early production hurdles on “Twilight”.

-Surprise surprise, it looks like Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Bastards” has been sold to Miramax.

-A script review is up of “Red Star”, the sci-fi project that “Wanted” director Timur Bekmambetov is developing.

-Here’s a photo of a crew t-shirt from “Avatar” – apparently raffled off to crew by Sam Worthington – that shows an outline/silhouette of one of the alien characters.

-New photos are out from How to Lose Friends… and Max Payne,

-The least surprising news of the Summer – HBO and Warner Bros. are now officially at work on a sequel to the “Sex and the City” movie.

– A full casting call for The Rock’s new movie “Tooth Fairy”.

-Jason Priestly has confirmed that he will not be returning to the new “Beverly Hills 90210” despite being officially asked to be onboard.

-A Spanish news report indicates that Jessica Alba is going to replace Rose McGowan in the “Barbarella” remake.

-Oliver Stone’s “W” costars Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright were arrested at a Shreveport bar Friday night apparently for refusing to leave at closing time.

-A cute but unrevealing one-sheet for the “Conan the Barbarian” redux.

-The official site for the film version of “The Tale of Desperaux” has gone online.

-Jordana Brewster is set to join the cast of next season’s “Chuck” as the woman who came between Chuck and Bryce Larkin (Matthew Bomer) in college.

-A not particularly flattering review is online for Paul W.S. Anderson’s script for “Castlevania”.

-A better version of the second “Quantum of Solace” one-sheet is up at Spoiler TV.

-The TV series version of the Paul Haggis Oscar-winning drama “Crash” is scheduled to premiere on October 17th at 10pm US-EST.

-“The X-Files: I Want to Believe” clocks in at a runtime of 104 minutes.

-Charles Cecil, the creator of the classic “Broken Sword” video game, says that unless he has full editorial control then there will NOT be any movie based on the game.

-“Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes is allegedly considering killing off Katherine Heigl’s character, Dr. Izzie Stevens, after Heigl’s bitchy remarks about not getting good material last season.