Screen Junkies » Shawn Levy http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:25:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Melissa McCarthy Going To Take A Stab At Playing Tinkerbell. Yes, THAT Tinkerbell http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/melissa-mccarthy-going-to-take-a-stab-at-playing-tinkerbell-yes-that-tinkerbell/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/melissa-mccarthy-going-to-take-a-stab-at-playing-tinkerbell-yes-that-tinkerbell/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:18:35 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=267538 Maybe John C. Reilly could play Peter Pan.

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Lest you think that Tinkerbell could only be played by some pre-teen sprite…you might be right. But Melissa McCarthy is going to try it anyway in an untitled action-comedy directed by Shawn Levy. The film will be written by Nicholas Stoller, who recently gave us Sex Tape and Muppets Most Wanted.

No details are available, but let’s hope that Melissa McCarthy can bring a little more charm to this role than she did in her recent outings in Tammy or even The Heat. You can’t be messing time-honored favorites like Peter Pan too much.

This will likely be Levy’s next project as he wraps up Night at the Museum 3 (UGH). The combo here is strong, but let’s hope they all make each other work a little harder than they have been, right?

(Deadline)

 

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Shawn Levy To Figure Out A Way To Direct ‘Minecraft’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shawn-levy-to-figure-out-a-way-to-direct-minecraft/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shawn-levy-to-figure-out-a-way-to-direct-minecraft/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:53:45 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=266304 Minecraft will just be the latest gruel in the unsweetened oatmeal that is Shawn Levy's film resume. In other words, a huge hit.

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With movies about blocks being all the rage nowadays, Warner Bros has tapped Shawn Levy to direct an adaptation of Minecraft. For those unsure about how the popular videogame will be brought to the screen, get ready to be doubly confused as its reported the movie will be live-action. Of course, that doesn’t rule out the opportunity to have Dylan O’Brien or whoever hold a pixelized sword as they fight an adorable Cyclops constructed from three-dimensional oblongs.

Levy has a number of films under his belt both as director and producer. This Is Where I Leave You, Real Steel, Date Night, Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, not to mention the Night At The Museum series, which has a sequel in theaters this December. Minecraft will just be the latest gruel in the unsweetened oatmeal that is Shawn Levy‘s film resume. In other words, a huge hit. (Deadline)

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Real Steel http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/real-steel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/real-steel/#comments Fri, 30 Sep 2011 18:50:29 +0000 Screen Junkies Director: Shawn LevyCast: Hugh Jackman, Dakota GoyoSynopsis: A boxing drama set in the near-future where 2,000-pound robots that look like humans do battle.

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Director: Shawn Levy

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo

Synopsis: A boxing drama set in the near-future where 2,000-pound humanoid robots do battle.

Release Date: October 7, 2011

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Watch Robots Pound On Each Other In ‘Real Steel’ Featurette http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-robots-pound-on-each-other-in-real-steel-featurette/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-robots-pound-on-each-other-in-real-steel-featurette/#comments Tue, 23 Aug 2011 13:01:27 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=225431 See what makes them tick.

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This behind the scenes look at Real Steel shows us exactly what makes the robots tick. Surprisingly, it’s not Andy Serkis.

Boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard is the man behind the mo-cap this time, choreographing fight moves with actual boxers (imagine if he played Gollum). Normally I’d make a joke about the spandex and motion-ball outfits, but I value my jaw so I’ll let this one slide. Also featured are stars Hugh Jackman and Anthony Mackie, who do their best to act against nothing. I’m talking about the special effects, you guys. Not Evangeline Lilly.

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Akiva Schaffer, Ben Stiller Team Up To Make Your Neighborhood Safe? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/akiva-schaffer-ben-stiller-team-up-to-make-your-neighborhood-safe/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/akiva-schaffer-ben-stiller-team-up-to-make-your-neighborhood-safe/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2011 23:41:39 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=216132 Ben Stiller would be putting on his "overwhelmed everyman" hat on for this one, returning his "comically over-the-top bad guy" hat to the closet.

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Akiva Schaffer, who most of you might know from Lonely Island and as the tiny guy in all those little SNL Digital Shorts, has an offer to knock off all that silly hippity-hop nonsense and get back to pictures with Neighborhood Watch, a comedy that Ben Stiller is supposedly close to starring in.

The film focuses on a group of dads, one of whom would be Stiller, that establishes a neighborhood watch as a bonding exercise but find themselves in over their heads when they uncover a plot to destroy the world. This film would mark the third time that Stiller has signed on as a nightwatchman, only to find himself in over his head. Dicey stuff.

Speaking of the Night at the Museum franchise, Shawn Levy is looking to offer a hand as producer of Watch.

Neither Schaffer nor Stiller have committed yet, but this could serve both parties well, as Schaffer could use this as a very high-profile gig to establish himself, and Stiller could use Schaffer’s edge in doing a comedic film that doesn’t have a number after it. Or the word “Focker.”

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Finally, ‘King Kong’ Will Get To Tell His Side Of The Story http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/finally-king-kong-will-get-to-tell-his-side-of-the-story/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/finally-king-kong-will-get-to-tell-his-side-of-the-story/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2011 17:26:38 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=215083 He's really just a fool for love, people.

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7 photosApes Scream At Your Face In ‘Rise’ Concept Art

Nobody ever stopped to ask King Kong how he felt about getting shot by a bunch of airplanes and falling to his death. Until now.

Fox Animation is putting a new spin on the classic tale by telling it from Kong’s perspective. The writing team of Christian Magalhaes & Bob Snow are currently working on the script and Shawn Levy‘s 21 Laps is producing along with Radar Pictures. I’ll be interested to see how they cast a voice for Kong without being accused of racism. Good luck!! (Deadline)

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‘Pirates 5′ Director Whirlpool Includes Sam Raimi And Shawn Levy? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/pirates-5-director-whirlpool-includes-sam-raimi-and-shawn-levy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/pirates-5-director-whirlpool-includes-sam-raimi-and-shawn-levy/#comments Wed, 01 Jun 2011 23:23:39 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214344 Which director will Disney set sail with? Hey, that pun kinda works with the visual themes of the movie. Great.

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Whether you liked Pirates of the Caribbean 4 or wished you owned a boat with a plank, so you could shove the film reels off of said plank, On Stranger Tides is a box office winner. Disney has collected over $639 million doubloons worldwide so far, which means there will be more of them. The only problem is that Johnny Depp and Pirates 4 director Rob Marshall are not yet signed on for a fifth installment. They’ve also set sail to make another project together, Thin Man, which is perhaps their way of abandoning ship.

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If Depp pulls out, that’ll obviously create a major whirlpool for producers to fight out of. However, the studio is already throwing around new names for director: Sam Raimi, Chris Weitz, Alfonso Cuaron, Shawn Levy and their fantasy pick… Tim Burton. Apparently, they wanted Burton for #4, so it seems unlikely they’d get him now. Of those, I’d say Levy makes the most sense, given that his filmography contains many huge budget, family friendly CG-based movies. I guess we’ll see how it all shakes down.

Screenwriter Terry Rossio already turned a draft of Pirates 5 to Disney. (CinemaBlend)

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Watch A Trailer For ‘Real Steel’, The Boxing Robot Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/see-a-trailer-for-real-steel-the-boxing-robot-movie-with-heart/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/see-a-trailer-for-real-steel-the-boxing-robot-movie-with-heart/#comments Tue, 10 May 2011 16:19:06 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=211275 Almost as fun as playing Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots alone by yourself in the dark.

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Robot Nutshots Galore In ‘Real Steel’ Teaser Trailer

Real Steel is already on its way to being one of the most buzzed-about upcoming movies. There’s already been a sequel commissioned after test audiences claimed to be able to see God among the boxing robots. Now, here’s a new trailer that shows even mor fighting robot action. Also, Hugh Jackman with a sweet headset.

It’s coming out in October, and is directed by Shawn Levy. Were I you, I’d start brushing up on my Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots in preparation for the release date. You don’t want to be embarrassed out there, man.

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Lisa Cholodenko To Direct ‘Alexander And The No Good, Very Long Title’? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lisa-cholodenko-to-direct-alexander-and-the-no-good-very-long-title/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lisa-cholodenko-to-direct-alexander-and-the-no-good-very-long-title/#comments Wed, 04 May 2011 06:21:55 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210366 Fox and producer Shawn Levy are looking to make a no good, very bad adaptation.

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I remember reading Judith Viorst’s children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day a long time ago. I believe it was… I wanna say… two months ago? Anyway, I loved it, as do many children. However, like all great kids books, they have to get destroyed by Hollywood sooner or later. It’s nothing personal, just the laws of entertainment science.

Fox and producer Shawn Levy are ready to put Alexander through the Night At The Museum Money Making Machine, but they might bring in someone who’s not Levy to direct. *Phew* Actually, someone pretty respectable: Oscar nominee Lisa Cholodenko, the writer/director of The Kids Are All Right. Cholodenko, whose name reminds me of the Chocobo from the Final Fantasy games, would helm the live action adaptation. I’m guessing he wakes up with gum in his hair, and ends up accidentally launching a nuclear missile or something. Meanwhile, he screws everything up with his new love interest character. Hey, the original’s only 32 pages, so they’ll need story filler and lots of it.

Levy and Dan Levine will produce along with the Jim Henson Company. Oh, so he also gets hunted down by giant purple monsters. (Variety)

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Hugh Jackman Might Join BFF Shawn Levy’s ‘Fantastic Voyage’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hugh-jackman-might-join-bff-shawn-levys-fantastic-voyage/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hugh-jackman-might-join-bff-shawn-levys-fantastic-voyage/#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 22:14:02 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210287 Shawn Levy wants to keep the 'Real Steel' magic alive.

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If Hugh Jackman is looking for a really big action-adventure film while The Wolverine gets pulled together, Shawn Levy wants him to know that he’d so totally work with him again on Fantastic Voyage. Just putting it out there. No pressure.

It’s early in development but Jackman is Levy’s front-runner for the James Cameron-produced 3D trip inside the human body. They most recently worked together on Real Steel and must have had a good time if they’re willing to share a tiny dirigible together inside some dude’s bloodstream.

Robot Nutshots Galore In ‘Real Steel’ Teaser Trailer

Does Hollywood have a new director-actor BFF team? I mean, Johnny Depp and Tim Burton aren’t even that close. (Deadline)

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Industry Bidness: ‘Ender’s Game’, ‘Cabin in the Woods’, ‘Kodachrome’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/industry-round-up-enders-game-cabin-in-the-woods-kodachrome/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/industry-round-up-enders-game-cabin-in-the-woods-kodachrome/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:19:35 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209621 Cause without these sleazy movie execs, you'd be watching 'Thor' on YouTube.

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There was a lot of distribution action today, ensuring that several fanboy faves will actually get released despite frustratingly long delays up to this point. So let’s start off with a project that’s been in limbo for ages now.

Cabin in the Woods looks like it has found a home in Lionsgate. The Joss Whedon-helmed horror pic has so far suffered a year-and-a-half delay that seems to have nothing to do with the quality of the film and everything to do with the corporate typhoon that took place at MGM. Expect release news soon. (Deadline)

Summit Entertainment has snatched up the U.S. rights to the fabled sci-fi novel Ender’s Game, having gotten Wolverine director Gavin Hood attached to the project as well. Summit is waving a tearful goodbye to Twilight, so they’re on the lookout for a new franchise, and this could very well be it. (Deadline)

Fox has taken back Shawn Levy‘s Kodachrome, which Fox had first-look rights to, but didn’t actually get a chance to consider before Levy sold the project to Dreamworks. It was apparently an honest mistake, but I will not let a simple thing like the truth get in the way of a perceived feud between Shawn Levy and Fox. THEY WANT BLOOD! Anyway, Fox decided it does want Kodachrome and exercised its first-look option. (Variety)

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Shawn Levy And Fox Love This Unwritten Book ‘Black Is The Color’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shawn-levy-and-fox-love-this-unwritten-book-black-is-the-color/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shawn-levy-and-fox-love-this-unwritten-book-black-is-the-color/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2011 20:31:37 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207979 I totally know where they're coming from; I'm a real buff for historical works about World War IV.

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Fox has total faith in novelist Alexandra Bracken and her upcoming trilogy Black is the Color, as they have optioned all three installments for production by Shawn Levy‘s 21 Laps banner.

Levy’s involvement on a more creative level will almost certainly hinge on Bracken’s final project, but one can assume he has first-look at this film from a director’s standpoint.

Black is the Color is a futuristic sci-fi odyssey in which a 16 year-old with telekinetic abilities that he can’t control teams up with a group of teens on the run from the government.

Did somebody say “dystopian?”

This seems to be yet another project in a steady stream of big-budget studio releases dealing with teenagers in bleak futuristic times. “Blade Runner meets Twilight,” in cliche studio exec parlance.

The first book won’t be out until Summer 2012, so look for Black is the Color to be released in 2014, or “long after this fad of teens in a bleak future has passed.” (Variety)

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DreamWorks Already Wants A ‘Real Steel’ Sequel http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dreamworks-already-wants-a-real-steel-sequel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dreamworks-already-wants-a-real-steel-sequel/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2011 20:07:19 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207139 'Real Steel 2: Reel Steal'?

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The upcoming Hugh Jackman/robots that fight movie, Real Steel, isn’t coming out until October. But that doesn’t mean the studio behind it, DreamWorks, isn’t interested in a cash-in sequel to capitalize on the first movie’s hypothetical success. They’ve already commissioned the writer of the first Shawn Levy-directed movie, John Gatins, to write the second installment, after what must have been some particularly successful test-screenings.

The knee-jerk reaction to this news is to assume thatReal Steel is REAL-ly good (see what I did there?), but there is a second, more cynical, option: that this is all just publicity for the first Real Steel movie, designed to make people think the movie is actually better than it is. I have no idea if this is plausible, but I do remember reading about the fantastic test-screenings that The Green Hornet had, and that ended up being merely a sort-of-good movie. And besides, when have good test-screenings been a guarantee of success at the box office? But what do I know, I’m a grown man and I’ve never even seen a battling robot before. (Deadline)

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DreamWorks And Shawn Levy Hard At Work On The Demise Of Film http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dreamworks-and-shawn-levy-plan-movie-about-the-end-of-film/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dreamworks-and-shawn-levy-plan-movie-about-the-end-of-film/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2011 00:09:31 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204380 But what will they shoot it on is the question.

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DreamWorks snatched up a new pitch with the intention of having Real Steel‘s Shawn Levy direct.

The story is about a father and son who take a road trip to develop some pictures. Using a New York Times article as its jumping off point, the film is centered around the mad rush to the last lab capable of processing Kodachrome film. With the rise of digital cameras, it was impossible to keep these labs afloat. Therefore, the father and son characters had to make the pilgrimage or never be able to see their cherished pictures. This actually sounds like a touching story about the special bond that a father and son can spend making memories while on a mission to preserve memories. Sucks about all that driving though. Should’ve planned ahead, dickheads. (Deadline)

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Mr. Levy Will Turn ‘Mr. Men’ Into Little Miss Potential Movie Franchise http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mr-levy-will-turn-mr-men-into-little-miss-potential-movie-franchise/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mr-levy-will-turn-mr-men-into-little-miss-potential-movie-franchise/#comments Tue, 08 Feb 2011 03:41:36 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25467 Fox is going to transform the 'Mr. Men' series of children's books into an animated feature film, directed by Shawn Levy. No need to panic - I already hit the "Ruining My Childhood" button.

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Fox is going to transform the Mr. Men series of children’s books into an animated feature film, directed by Shawn Levy (Night At The Museum). No need to panic – I already hit the “Ruining My Childhood” button, and Mr. Emergency Worker will be here shortly with an ambulance, blankets and a dog-eared copy of Mr. Tickle.

The books by Roger Hargreaves have sold over 100 million copies worldwide, so it makes sense that Pac-Man‘s weirdo cousins would end up on the big screen sooner or later. There have already been four TV series, but as far as I know, none of them have horrendously mixed CG with live action, and none of them had an oppressive marketing campaign where every bus stop was plastered with a poster of Mr. Nosey and the tag, “He’s got a nose for trouble.”

Thanks to all his new projects, Mr. Levy is repped by Mr. Ridiculously Wealthy. (Hollywood Reporter)

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Jackman, Levy, Cuse: Action Trifecta! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jackman-levy-cuse-action-trifecta/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jackman-levy-cuse-action-trifecta/#comments Fri, 04 Feb 2011 01:07:28 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=24696 Fox is going to make an action-adventure movie that will be written by Carlton Cuse, will star Hugh Jackman, and will be directed by Shawn Levy.

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Fox is going to make an action-adventure movie that will be written by Carlton Cuse, will star Hugh Jackman, and will be directed by Shawn Levy. That’s all the info that was released, so hopefully we can expect some more details in the near future? In the meantime…

This untitled unknown pitch that Fox acquired will reunite Levy and Jackman who just finished working together on Real Steel, a DreamWorks film that Disney will be releasing October 7th. This will be Cuse’s first crack at a feature script ever, having worked in television his whole career.

We’ll be sure to share details on this (admittedly lean) story just as soon as we get them. Still, Hugh Jackman? Carlton Cuse? Shawn Levy? I’m getting goose bumps!

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Shawn Levy Will Turn This Car Around If You Kick His Seat One More Time http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/shawn-levy-will-turn-this-car-around-if-you-kick-his-seat-one-more-time/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/shawn-levy-will-turn-this-car-around-if-you-kick-his-seat-one-more-time/#comments Sat, 29 Jan 2011 23:54:42 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23370 Shawn Levy wants you to take a look at his "Family Album," just for a minute.

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We reported earlier about the pickup of the new sitcom “Family Album,” which has the value-added conceit of each season taking place over one family’s summer vacation. A lot of people are drawing a connection to”24,” which had each season covering 24 hours, but unlike “Family Album,” “24″ was in real time as well. Or maybe “Family Album” is going to be in real time too, and we’ll have at least 9 episodes of the kids sleeping in the car while the dad tries to find a sports talk radio station.

Anyway, Shawn Levy, director of Night at the Museum and some other garbage, has signed on to direct the pilot episode (which is about a human family, unlike one of his other projects), which will air on FOX unless they take too long during bathroom breaks and don’t make it in time. (via CinemaBlend)

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‘Deadliest Warrior’ Movie Finds Writers, Forces Them To Battle http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/deadliest-warrior-movie-finds-writers-forces-them-to-battle/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/deadliest-warrior-movie-finds-writers-forces-them-to-battle/#comments Fri, 21 Jan 2011 02:31:06 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=21223 Of course, the most important part of the film will be blood gushing sound effects every six minutes, but I suppose plot and dialogue can't hurt.

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The Deadliest Warrior, the Spike TV show which is being adapted to the big screen by director Shawn Levy (Night At The Museum) has found its writers. Of course, the most important part of the film will be blood gushing sound effects every six minutes, but I suppose plot and dialogue can’t hurt.

Newbie writers Patrick McKay and John D. Payne, the latter of whom has the perfect name for this assignment, will pen the script for Deadliest Warrior. The series is a reality-history-edutainment-lots-of-fighting show that simulates battles between history’s most renowned warriors, from samurais to KGB agents to super pissed off soccer moms, to see who would most likely win in a skirmish.

We don’t know what the story will be, but I’m guessing the central dramatic conflict is something like: “ninjas think swords are awesome, but aliens love rayguns, so they totally fight and it’s awesome.” I’ll go see that. (Deadline)

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Robot Nutshots Galore In ‘Real Steel’ Teaser Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/robot-nutshots-galore-in-real-steel-teaser-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/robot-nutshots-galore-in-real-steel-teaser-trailer/#comments Thu, 09 Dec 2010 18:40:24 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=11881 If you haven't yet had your fill of robots kicking each other's asses in movies then this Real Steel trailer is going to make you go cuckoo bananas.

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If you haven’t yet had your fill of robots kicking each other’s asses in movies then this Real Steel trailer is going to make you go cuckoo bananas. Directed by Shawn Levy, it stars Hugh Jackman as a robot boxing coach who teams up with his son to make their mechanical heavy weight a championship winner. Supposedly they used mostly practical effects in the film, but it appears to be mainly CG to my eye. They shouldn’t have cropped Jackman’s hair so short if they wanted him to look real.

Real Steel smashes into theaters Oct. 7, 2011.

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Shawn Levy Bringing ‘Deadliest Warrior’ To The Big Screen http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shawn-levy-bringing-deadliest-warrior-to-the-big-screen/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shawn-levy-bringing-deadliest-warrior-to-the-big-screen/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Shawn Levy has just brought LARPing to a whole 'nother level. Paramount has announced that the Night At The Museum director will bring an adaptation of Spike TV's "Deadliest Warrior" to the big screen. The format of the show pits fighters throughout history against one another in a hypothetical battle to the death. Experts then gather information to determine who would be the likely victor. The plotline for the film is being kept under wraps for the moment, so sadly we won't learn what circumstances will bring an Apache and a Spetsnaz into the arena together at this time. Our condolences to the directors who missed out on this project. Peter Berg must be beside himself. (Cinema Blend)

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Shawn Levy has just brought LARPing to a whole ‘nother level. Paramount has announced that the Night At The Museum director will bring an adaptation of Spike TV‘s "Deadliest Warrior" to the big screen. The format of the show pits fighters throughout history against one another in a hypothetical battle to the death. Experts then gather information to determine who would be the likely victor. The plotline for the film is being kept under wraps for the moment, so sadly we won’t learn what circumstances will bring an Apache and a Spetsnaz into the arena together at this time.

Our condolences to the directors who missed out on this project. Peter Berg must be beside himself. (Cinema Blend)

 

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First ‘Real Steel’ Set Photos http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-real-steel-set-photos/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-real-steel-set-photos/#comments Tue, 15 Jun 2010 12:13:47 +0000 Defy Media Filming began yesterday on Hugh Jackman's robo-pugilism adventure Real Steel and we have the first set photos courtesy of USA Today. In the film, Jackman plays a washed up boxer who, along with his son, promotes and coaches a robotic fighter to win a boxing championship. We get a good glimpse at the robot, Noisy Boy, in the first pic and note that this is not a CG character. That's an honest-to-goodness robot pictured with Jackman. Sure, there is always the danger that it might go haywire and attack the crew, but it's still far safer than working with "Rampage" Jackson. Once his cold eyes are upon you, you're already dry-humped. You just don't know it yet.CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS AFTER THE JUMP...

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Filming began yesterday on Hugh Jackman‘s robo-pugilism adventure Real Steel and we have the first set photos courtesy of USA Today. In the film, Jackman plays a washed up boxer who, along with his son, promotes and coaches a robotic fighter to win a boxing championship. We get a good glimpse at the robot, Noisy Boy, in the first pic and note that this is not a CG character. That’s an honest-to-goodness robot pictured with Jackman. Sure, there is always the danger that it might go haywire and attack the crew, but it’s still far safer than working with “Rampage” Jackson. Once his cold eyes are upon you, you’re already dry-humped. You just don’t know it yet.

CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS AFTER THE JUMP…

 

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Dreamworks Found Some Dakota Kid for ‘Real Steel’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dreamworks-found-some-dakota-kid-for-real-steel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dreamworks-found-some-dakota-kid-for-real-steel/#comments Mon, 15 Mar 2010 21:22:32 +0000 Defy Media Dakota is sacrificed to Hollywood.Dreamworks has been searching for some bright-eyed, innocent young person to fill the role of Hugh Jackman's son in Real Steel, and rascal Dakota Goyo emerged "victorious." He's not to be confused with Dakota Fanning, the states of North and South Dakota, or the Dakota Reach-Around, this thing that Wookie does. From THR:DreamWorks, making its first movie under its deal with Disney, issued a public casting call in early February. It also conducted open auditions in Chicago and New York, looking for someone to play a "street-smart, tough, charming kid with a hard, untrusting outer shell which hides a warm enthusiastic spirit beneath."And they had to go to Canada to find him. What, there aren't enough punkass little sh*ts in America to fit your desired Jackman spawn? Gimme five days and I'll give any kid you pick an untrusting outer shell. ...The warm, enthusiastic spirit underneath I cannot guarantee.

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Dakota is sacrificed to Hollywood.

Dreamworks has been searching for some bright-eyed, innocent young person to fill the role of Hugh Jackman’s son in Real Steel, and rascal Dakota Goyo emerged “victorious.” He’s not to be confused with Dakota Fanning, the states of North and South Dakota, or the Dakota Reach-Around, this thing that Wookie does. From THR:

DreamWorks, making its first movie under its deal with Disney, issued a public casting call in early February. It also conducted open auditions in Chicago and New York, looking for someone to play a “street-smart, tough, charming kid with a hard, untrusting outer shell which hides a warm enthusiastic spirit beneath.”

And they had to go to Canada to find him. What, there aren’t enough punkass little sh*ts in America to fit your desired Jackman spawn? Gimme five days and I’ll give any kid you pick an untrusting outer shell. …The warm, enthusiastic spirit underneath I cannot guarantee.

 

 

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Shawn Levy Traps The Berenstain Bears Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shawn-levy-traps-the-berenstain-bears-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shawn-levy-traps-the-berenstain-bears-movie/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The grizzly-run media's ploy to lull children into a false sense of security in the presence of bears has advanced a giant leap this morning with the announcement that The Berenstain Bears will be updated for the big screen. USA Today reports that Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy plans to produce a part live action, part CGI feature film based off the characters made popular in the books by Jan and Stan Berenstain. "I'd like the film to be un-ironic about its family connections but have a wry comedic sensibility that isn't oblivious to the fact that they're bears," says Levy in a statement that made me need to open up my dictionary. "The comedy comes from this bear family coexisting in a more recognizably real world." This is how it starts, people. One day your children are giggling at the anthropomorphic bears on-screen as they participate in the father-son sack race, the next they're climbing into a windowless van with Pedobear.

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The grizzly-run media’s ploy to lull children into a false sense of security in the presence of bears has advanced a giant leap this morning with the announcement that The Berenstain Bears will be updated for the big screen. USA Today reports that Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy plans to produce a part live action, part CGI feature film based off the characters made popular in the books by Jan and Stan Berenstain. "I’d like the film to be un-ironic about its family connections but have a wry comedic sensibility that isn’t oblivious to the fact that they’re bears," says Levy in a statement that made me need to open up my dictionary. "The comedy comes from this bear family coexisting in a more recognizably real world."

This is how it starts, people. One day your children are giggling at the anthropomorphic bears on-screen as they participate in the father-son sack race, the next they’re climbing into a windowless van with Pedobear.

 

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