The Random Spiel: June 16th 2008

A lot of details about the story for the upcoming Wachowski siblings film “Ninja Assassin” are up at IESB.Net whilst several photos have emerged at Slashfilm.

-The first photos are out from Gerard Butler-starrer Game, and of a cave dweller from The Descent 2. There’s also stills the direct-to-DVD sequel Lost Boys: The Tribe, the upcoming sequel The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Vin Diesel sci-fi tale Babylon A.D., and both Isabel Lucas and Shia LaBoeuf on the set of “Transformers 2”.

– Two reviews are up of the Frank Darabont “Indiana Jones IV” script which leaked online last week. Basic summary is that all the complained about silly stuff (fridge, monkeys, mothership) are still in there, but the rest is of better quality – especially Marion’s character. Check the reviews here and here.

-“Hancock” will start its first public screenings as early as 7pm on July 1st.

-“Bruno”, Sacha Baron Cohen’s follow-up to “Borat”, has been scheduled for a May 15th 2009 release opening opposite the ‘Da Vinci Code’ prequel “Angels and Demons”.

-A video blog checks out the the many NYC and Brooklyn locations of the upcoming Notorious B.I.G. biopic and includes behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Ms. Wallace, Lil Cease, Director George Tillman and more.

-Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” has been moved up two weeks and will be in more theaters, meaning a wide August 15th release is now planned.

-New posters are up of Scarlett Johansson in The Spirit along with the one-sheets for Holding Trevor, Fly Me to the Moon, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, a third teaser for Disaster Movie, Kabluey, Sixty Six and several for Wall-E.

-There’ll be a prequel comic for the J.J. Abrams-created TV series “Fringe” premiering this Fall says USA Today. The entire pilot is now available for download across various torrent sites.

-A script review is up for the new Harold Ramis-directed Biblical-era comedy “Year One”.

-Seth Green talks about potential “Robot Chicken” movies and other sequels like a fourth “Austin Powers”.

-Check out this photo of Jason Voorhees’ hockey mask from the upcoming “Friday the 13th” remake.

-Marvel chief Kevin Feige explains to IGN Movies the reasoning behind the compressed “Iron Man” sequel production schedule.

-A viral site for “The Dark Knight” has a new newspaper front page about the Harvey Dent election.

-Ice Cube football-themed family comedy “The Longshots” has been delayed a month from July 25th to August 22nd.