The Random Spiel: May 2nd 2007

The first photo of Nicole Kidman on the set of “Australia” is out. Shooting began this week at Vaucluse’s Strickland House.

– Christian Bale will begin filming his scenes on “The Dark Knight” in two weeks and calls Heath Ledger’s take on the Joker “really crazy” according to IESB.

-“Captivity” is being moved to a June 22 wide release date, being moved from the May 18th date.

-Joe Carnahan talks about his experience watching a pre-cut teaser for the upcoming “Sin City” sequel.

-The nightclub scene in “Babel” is causing Japanese people to literally vomit due to the intense strobing claims Reuters.

-A large bash to celebrate James Bond will take place on in the UK on 07/07/2007.

-Platinum Dunes and New Line are seriously flirting with the idea of a third “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” movie says Shock Til You Drop.

-A quite fascinating in-depth article looks at the marketing on the upcoming “Spider-Man 3”.

-Talk of the “Beetlejuice” franchise being resurrected in direct-to-video sequel form is up at Moviehole.

-More details are out on the film version of Clive Barker’s “Midnight Meat Train” over at Dread Central.

-An early script review is out for the upcoming Stallone-led sequel “John Rambo”.

-Wong Kar-Wai’s “My Blueberry Nights” has finally gotten an official one-sheet.