We’ve been bringing you a multitude of updates from director/producer Shawn Levy regarding his upcoming projects over the past few days, and today we’ve got some fascinating info on a couple more films in development. Steve recently sat down for an extended interview with Levy in which he talked about a Real Steel sequel, Frankenstein, Fantastic Voyage and Interns, The Ten Best Days of My Life starring Amy Adams and Home Movies, the animated re-imagining Kong, The Devil You Know and Fancy Nancy, and yesterday we brought you what he had to say about Table 19, Kodachrome, and Mr. Men.
Today we’re sharing what Levy had to say regarding his untitled Hugh Jackman project that’s being written by Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse, an adaptation of How to Talk to Girls, Henchman starring Bill Hader, a Deadliest Warrior movie, Neighborhood Watch, and Levy reveals what’s likely to be his next directorial project and discusses the difficulty of getting Frankenstein and Fantastic Voyage into the production stage. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.
After trying for weeks to work the project into his schedule, Robert Downey Jr. has officially dropped out of talks to star in Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity. The sci-fi 3D flick has been one of the most talked about projects around town. Sandra Bullock is attached to star in the ambitious flick which is supposedly similar to 2000’s Cast Away, in that the female lead is the only actor on screen for the bulk of the film. Bullock stars as an astronaut adrift in space attempting to get back to her ship. Downey was trying to fit the film into his increasingly very busy schedule. He’s currently filming the sequel to last year’s Sherlock Holmes, The Avengers begins filming early next year, and he’s also attached to star in Disney’s Oz: The Great and Powerful to be directed by Sam Raimi.
Heat Vision reports that Downey is now eyeing Fox’s How to Talk to Girls. Based upon a book written by a 9-year old boy revolving around advice on how to deal with the opposite sex, Downey is looking to also produce the film with his wife and producing partner Susan Downey. A draft of the script already exists, but Susan Downey will apparently take over the project and develop it as a Downey-starring vehicle. For more on RDJ and what’s to become of Gravity, hit the jump.