The Random Spiel: May 13th 2008

Lionsgate’s Bill Maher-led comedic take on religion documantery “Religulous” has been delayed from July to October 3rd. The delay is due to the studio’s need for a film festival launch to try and emulate the success they’ve had with Michael Moore’s documentaries.

-Universal Pictures has moved up the remake of “Death Race” a full month – from September 26th to August 22nd 2008.

-A short review of an early cut of “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” is highly praising.

-Some interesting behind the scenes footage is online of filming of an action sequence in the upcoming “G.I. Joe”.

-Ashton Kutcher has confirmed that he’s got a plan to turn his celebrity practical joke-themed cable series “Punk’d” into a feature-length film.

-Justin Marks, the young upcoming screenwriter seemingly attached to a raft of superhero films, talks about his work on the upcoming “Street Fighter” movie.

-Producer Gary Scott Thompson has indicated that the upcoming series spin-off from the “Knight Rider” TV movie will be quite different to that ‘pilot’.

-Montreal band The Arcade Fire will score Richard Kelly’s upcoming sci-fi thriller “The Box”.

-Despite being mostly a prequel to the original series, TrekMovie confirms that J.J. Abrams’ upcoming “Star Trek” film starts off in the post-“Star Trek: Nemesis” time frame. An elderly Spock returning from Romulus maybe?

-The 2009 and 2010 editions of ABC’s “Lost” will be 17 episodes each – one longer than originally planned to compensate for the shortened season this year.

-An interesting review of an old, unproduced script for a “Roger

Rabbit” prequel.

-Ricky Gervais has posted updates to his behind-the-scenes blog for the comedy “This Side of the Truth”.

MPAA Ratings:

-The Coen Brothers “Burn After Reading” has been rated R for “pervasive language, some sexual content and violence”

-Adam Sandler comedy “You Don’t Mess With The Zohan” has been rated PG-13 for “crude and sexual content throughout, language and nudity”

-The upcoming actioneer “Wanted” has been rated R for “strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality”

-The CG animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” has been rated PG for “sci-fi action violence throughout, brief language and momentary smoking”

-The remake of “The Women” has been rated PG-13 for “sex-related material, language, some drug use and brief smoking”