Over the past few months, we’ve been reporting on director Shawn Levy’s future projects. As most of you know, he’s been attached to direct the James Cameron-produced 3D remake of Fantastic Voyage, as well as a retelling of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, written by Max Landis. What has been unclear is which project would go first. So when I spoke to him today at the Real Steel press junket, I asked which was going to be his next project. He said:
“They’re both possibilities. I’m meeting with actors regarding both movies right now. I love them both and I want to make them both, but I don’t know if it’s one two or two one. But I’d say within a month I will be able to tell you with certainty which will be my spring movie.”
He also admitted the possibility exists that another project could happen instead of these two films. Hit the jump for more.
What I think Levy is not saying (but it’s pretty clear) is that the box office for Real Steel is a big factor on what he does next. As I said yesterday when I posted seven clips from the film, I thought Real Steel was really well done and I think it’s going to be a big hit at the box office. I also think after fanboys see Real Steel, they will look at Levy in a whole new light. He might even be the one comic book geeks want on an upcoming super hero film.
Trust me, Real Steel is going to surprise you.
Anyway, here’s what Levy said about Fantastic Voyage and Frankenstein. I also talked to Levy about a wide variety of other subjects, so look for more with Levy very soon.