The Random Spiel: November 2nd 2007

“The Dark Knight” viral site WhySoSerious has been updated with a new photo and message from The Joker.

CHUD has seen the upcoming trailer for J.J. Abrams “1-18-08” project and says it will be titled “Cloverfield”. Click the link for details of what you’ll see in the clip.

-Posters are out for Charlie Wilson’s War, Kung Fu Panda, Tooth and Nail, Diary of the Dead 2, Conan, Tekken, Splice, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.

– The latest video diary shows that production has officially wrapped on “Indiana Jones and the Kingom of the Crystal Skull.

-A script review is out for Ridley Scott’s upcoming Russell Crowe-led Robin Hood flick “Nottingham”.

-Zach Snyder has confirmed that he will be filming the “Tales of the Black Freighter” mini-film for the “Watchmen” DVD

-The talked about “Heroes” spin-off “Heroes: Origins” has been cancelled due to the strike.

-Matthew Fox and Rob Lowe are now rumoured to be joining the cast of the “Dallas” movie.

-The Rock is going with the fans’ choice and will play Black Adam in the film adaptation of “Shazam”

-Thadd Turner will helm “The Hard Ride” which will be headlined by Val Kilmer, Karl Urban, Elizabeth Shue and Luke Wilson. Filming starts in January and will film in New Mexico.

-Seth MacFarlane and actress Mila Kunis have confirmed that after the success of their “Star Wars” special, the “Family Guy” version of The Empire Strikes Back is in the works.

-New details are out for Pixar’s 2009 feature “Up” in a recent interview.

-Some teaser art and a status update on the Stephen King adaptation “From a Buick 8” and horror feature “The Thing on the Doorstep”.

-The official site for “Wanted” is up, as are a heap of new stills.

-Details are out on several horror sequels including “The Grudge 3,” “Boogeyman 3,” “Rise 2” & “The Messengers 2”.

-Christophe Gans’ adaptation of video game Onimusha is expected to roll cameras in April of 2008.

-The original Pinhead, Doug Bradley, talks about the upcoming remake of “Hellraiser”.

-Roger Avary has confirmed that he is finishing his script for the video game adaptation “Return to Castle Wolfenstein” which he describes as “a big popcorn adventure movie”.