The Random Spiel: October 18th 2007

Stills from The Forbidden Kingdom, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins,

The Mummy 3 and Indiana Jones IV.

– The fourth “Rambo” film has been retitled yet again as simply “Rambo” Its been rated R for strong graphic bloody violence, sexual assaults, grisly images and language. A one-sheet poster is out, whilst a trailer will go online at Yahoo next Wednesday and in theatres with “Saw IV” next Friday.

-James Cameron is presently in Wellington, New Zealand to shoot scenes for the $US200 million science fiction film “Avatar”. 80 imitation-gun-toting, camo-wearing stuntpeople and actors were seen practicing manuevers. Weta Digital is supervising the special effects, and 31 days of additional live photography will be carried out on their soundstages.

-Rhythm and Hues have confirmed that their largest FX job on the upcoming fantasy feature “The Golden Compass” has been postponed until the inevitable sequel “The Subtle Knife”.

-Looks like Ben Foster might be back for any potential “30 Days of Night” sequel to be made.

-Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, Jennifer Hudson, Candice Bergen, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, Jason Lewis, Lynn Cohen, Mario Cantone, Willie Garson are all confirmed for the “Sex and the City: The Movie”

-Wondering why they aren’t including Tom Welling or Brandon Routh in “Justice League”? Here’s the most reasonable explanation I’ve heard.

-Composer Ramin Djawadi (“Batman Begins,” “Pirates of the Caribbean”) will score director Jon Favreau’s Iron Man adaptation at Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures.

-Mark Sheppard is set to make a return appearance as Romo Lampkin in “Battlestar Galactica”. He begins filming his scenes next week and will appear in at least one episode around mid-season. Meanwhile flashback scenes from ‘Razor’ are up at Sci-Fi Channel.

-Ellie Kendrick is set to play Anne Frank in the BBC’s new five-episode mini-series adaptation of her diary.

-Disney has big plans for a franchise based on its upcoming property “Enchanted”.

-David Duchovny talks about meeting up again with Gillian Anderson and Chris Carter for the inevitable “The X-Files” sequel movie.

-“The Dark Knight” viral website WhySoSerious.com has been updated with a jack-o-lantern. The pumpkin has a huge grin, which appears to be the bat symbol.

-Lionsgate is running a “Saw” marathon in some cities on October 25th starting at 6:00pm, you can find more details at Fandango.

-New official sites are open for Hitman and Hellboy II.