The Random Spiel: May 16th 2008

New posters for The Dark Knight, Hellboy II, Punisher: War Zone, The Love Guru, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Rocker, Righteous Kill, The Strangers.

– The upcoming “Sex and the City” movie has a surprisingly long for a comedy runtime at 2hrs 25mins according to David Poland.

– The world premiere of “Hancock”, scheduled to take place June 10th in Sydney, has been quietly cancelled as due to the recent reshoots it looks like the film will not be ready in time.

– Production of “Nailed,” starring Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal, has been shut down for a second time due to financial problems.

– Tyrese Gibson confirms that, although final details have yet to be locked, he seems pretty set to play B.A. Baracus in John Singleton’s “The A-Team” movie. The script is still presently being reworked.

– Want to chat with Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro about the upcoming “The Hobbit” movie? Click Here for details.

– Jon Brion (“Magnolia,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) will score Charlie Kaufman’s upcoming film “Synecdoche, New York”.

– A billboard for the Jim Carrey comedy “I Love You Philip Morris” is up at Cannes and Cinematical has a photo.

– Fox Searchlight has delayed the big screen adaptation of “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk’s “Choke” from August 1st to September 26th.

– A first look at Caleb Guss as a young Jason Voorhees in the “Friday the 13th” remake.

– Film producer Joel Silver indicates that he’s hired British director Guy Ritchie to helm his long gestating comic book adaptation of “Sgt. Rock”

– A photo is out of what’s rumored to be a clay model of one of the heads for Warner Bros’ all-CG adaptation of “Thundercats”. Hmmm.

– During a visit to the “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” creature effects shop, its been discovered that a younger version of Beast/Hank McCoy is planned to appear in 20th Century Fox’s planned “Magneto” spin-off from “X-Men”.

Some photos of the official “vertical” banners which Paramount is using to promote “Indiana Jones” in Cannes. There’s other angles available here.

-Isabella Rossellini dresses up as various insects and simulates sex with worms, spiders, fireflies, snails, flies, bees and a praying mantis in the new Sundance Channel short film series “Green Porno”. Click Here to check them out.

– H20 Motion Pictures is going ahead with “The Gate: 20 Years Later”, a sequel to the 1987 Stephen Dorff horror film. Oscar winning VFX guru Randall William Cook remains attached to direct.

– A ‘translated into english’ review for “J.C.V.D”, the new Jean-Claude Van Damme satire, is online.