Shawn Levy to Direct THE CITY THAT SAILED for 20th Century Fox, Officially Starring Will Smith

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20th Century Fox has tapped Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) to direct the adventure picture The City That Sailed, now officially starring Will Smith (Independence Day).  Scripted by Audrey Wells (The Game Plan), the story “centers on a father and daughter on the island of Manhattan as it breaks loose and sails across the Atlantic Ocean.”  With Smith as the father, I’ll give you three guesses on who will likely play the daughter.  Hit the jump for more.

Universal in Talks to Pick Up THE 39 CLUES from Turnaround; Shawn Levy No Longer Attached to Direct

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The feature film adaptation of the adventure novel series The 39 Clues continues to linger in development.  The Scholastic book series was initially picked up by DreamWorks as a potential directorial project for Steven Spielberg, but Brett Ratner was subsequently tapped to take the helm.  Ratner’s iteration of the film never came together, and Night at the Museum helmer Shawn Levy signed on to direct earlier last year.  We hadn’t heard much about the project in the meantime, and it appears that was for good reason: DreamWorks put the project in turnaround.  Now THR reports that Universal Pictures is in negotiations to acquire the rights from DW, with the hopes of finally getting the film off the ground.

As part of the Universal deal, however, Levy is no longer attached to direct. The filmmaker has a fairly busy slate anyway, though, as he recently wrapped the family drama This Is Where I Leave You and will next direct Night at the Museum 3.  Hit the jump for a synopsis of The 39 Clues.

THE INTERNSHIP Review

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A film that feels like one long advertisement shouldn’t be much of a shock.  Advertising surrounds us (it even surrounds this review you’re reading), and while some companies will settle for product placement or marketing tie-ins, that’s small-time thinking.  Google is a portal to the Internet, and if it’s going to be in a movie, it’s going to be the movie.  If most reviews say that The Internship feels like one giant advertisement for Google, that’s only because it’s pretty much true.  Shawn Levy‘s comedy is filled with stock characters, lethargic storytelling, and slogs through a bloated runtime as stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson try to scrap together any laughs they can.  Even though Google dominates the picture, The Internship undermines the company by making it look like the most superficial and horrible place to work.

First Clip from Shawn Levy’s THE INTERNSHIP Starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson

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The first clip from director Shawn Levy’s corporate comedy The Internship features stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson participating in an online interview.  As two out-of-work salesmen looking to reinvent themselves in a digital world, it’s immediately apparent that they’re out of touch with modern technology.  The Wedding Crashers chemistry is on display so if you liked it before, it looks like you’re in for more of the same.  Be sure to get caught up on Steve’s set visit, including interviews with Levy, Wilson and Vaughn.

Also starring Rose Byrne, B.J. Novak, John Goodman, Dylan O’Brien and Josh Gad, The Internship opens June 7th.  Hit the jump to watch the clip.

Shawn Levy Talks Bridging the Generation Gap, Filming for Both an R & PG-13 Rating, His Filmmaking Career, Future Projects, & More on the Set of THE INTERNSHIP

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Coming off the worldwide success of Real Steel, director Shawn Levy had his pick of projects.  And while it seemed like a few other movies might have gotten to the starting line first, after meeting and collaborating with Vince Vaughn on The Watch (which Levy produced), the actor pitched him on the idea of The Internship, and they started filming soon after.

During a break in production on set last year, I was able to interview Levy with a movie reporter from Yahoo.  We talked about getting Google to sign off, how he edits what he shoots that day, the soundtrack, filming for both a PG-13 or an R rating, having actors that are great improvisers, why he’s using a digital camera, future projects such Project Aloha, Night at the Museum 3, 39 Clues, Fantastic Voyage, and Real Steel 2, and a lot more.  Hit the jump for what he had to say, but be aware that there are some spoilers regarding cameos in The Internship.

New Images from THE INTERNSHIP Starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn

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20th Century Fox has provided us with a number of new images from director Shawn Levy‘s The Internship, and a few of them are exclusive.  If you’re not familiar with The Internship, which opens June 7th, the film reteams Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn as two out-of-work salesmen who attempt to reinvent themselves by competing against young up-and-comers for an internship at Google.  The film also stars Max MinghellaRose ByrneDylan O’Brien, and Jessica Szohr.

Last year I got to visit the set when they were filming in Atlanta, and I watched the cast film a very funny scene featuring everyone getting to know one another.  In take after take, I saw the way Vaughn, Wilson and Levy would slightly adjust the dialogue and reactions so they’d have plenty of choices in the editing room.  In addition, it was great to see the cast and crew try and hold it together until Levy called cut.  As soon as he did, the room lit up with laughter.  Based on what I saw and learned on set, I think The Internship is going to be a winner.  Hit the jump for the images.

20 Things to Know About Shawn Levy’s THE INTERNSHIP From Our Set Visit

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Over the past few years, I’ve been extremely lucky as I’ve been able to visit a lot of movies when they’ve been filming around the globe.  However, no matter where you get to go, visiting a movie set is usually the same: you spend hours watching from a distance, during a break in shooting you conduct interviews, and the production is always careful what you get to see while on set.  But when 20th Century Fox invited me to the set of director Shawn Levy‘s The Internship, it was a unique opportunity, because unlike most set visits that have a number of journalists visiting on the same day, I spent the day with only two other reporters, and we had a ton of freedom to watch what we wanted and take in the production on our own terms.  It turned out to be the perfect way to watch Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn work on a very funny scene.

If you’re not familiar with The Internship, which opens June 7th, the film reteams the Wedding Crashers stars as two out-of-work salesmen who attempt to reinvent themselves by competing against young up-and-comers for an internship at Google.  The film also stars Max MinghellaRose ByrneDylan O’Brien, and Jessica Szohr.  As you might imagine, there’s plenty of opportunity to showcase Vaughn and Wilson being ill equipped to handle modern technology in funny ways.  Hit the jump for more.

Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Director Shawn Levy Talk Working with Google, Reuniting on Screen, More on Set of THE INTERNSHIP

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When you visit the set of a movie, you’re lucky to get ten to fifteen minutes with the main cast.  It’s not because they don’t want to talk to you; it’s usually because they’re in every shot and they have limited time in between set-ups.  However, when I visited the Atlanta set of The Internship last year with two other reporters, I did something I’ve never done on any movie set: I had lunch with the stars and director.  When the production took their lunch break, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and director Shawn Levy came over to where we were sitting and for about thirty minutes talked about the movie, how it came together, improv, what it’s been like working with Google, script changes, and so much more.  As a big fan of all three people, it was an awesome way to conduct the interview.  Hit the jump for what they had to say.

New Trailer for THE INTERNSHIP Starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson

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20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for director Shawn Levy’s comedy The Internship.  The film reteams Wedding Crashers stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as two out-of-work salesmen who attempt to reinvent themselves by competing against young up-and-comers for an internship at Google.  This trailer delves a bit deeper into the film’s plot, as we learn that those competing for the internship at Google are split up into teams and Vaughn and Wilson find themselves in the “misfit” group.  There are a few new jokes here and there, but the highlight is the appearance of Book of Mormon star Josh Gad who has a nice bit in this trailer.

Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.  The film also stars Rose Byrne, Aasif Mandvi, Max Minghella, Dylan O’Brien, and Jessica SzohrThe Internship opens on June 7th.

CinemaCon: Posters/Logos for THE WOLVERINE, 1D ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US, MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, THE INTERNSHIP, YOU’RE NEXT, and More

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Continuing our coverage from this year’s CinemaCon (the yearly Las Vegas convention for theater owners), we’ve got some more posters/displays.  In this batch, you can check out the first poster for One Direction‘s movie This is Us, and we’ve also got posters for Shawn Levy‘s The Internship, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s This is the End, You’re Next, Smurfs 2, The Heat, Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim, and more.  Hit the jump to check them out.

New International Trailer for Shawn Levy’s THE INTERNSHIP Starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson

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A new international trailer for Shawn Levy’s The Internship is now available.  Starring Vince Vaughn and Owen WilsonThe Internship centers on two out-of-work salesmen who attempt to reinvent themselves by competing against young up-and-comers for a Google internship.  The first trailer showcased the humor we expected from the Wedding Crashers duo and the new cut is almost identical except for one additional bit that shows just how out of touch these two really are.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Max MinghellaRose ByrneDylan O’Brien, and Jessica Szohr.  The Internship opens on June 7th.

First Trailer for THE INTERNSHIP Starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson

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The first trailer for director Shawn Levy’s upcoming comedy The Internship has been released online.  The film stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as two old school salesmen who haven’t kept up with the digital age.  When they suddenly become unemployed, they attempt to remake themselves by interning at a major tech company.  The trailer shows that the chemistry between Vaughn and Wilson is still strong and there are plenty of one-liners and laughs to be found without giving the whole movie away.  A very promising start for The Internship.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Max Minghella, Rose Byrne, Dylan O’Brien, and Jessica SzohrThe Internship opens on June 7th.

Jason Bateman and Shawn Levy Moving Forward with THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU; Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Zoe Saldana, and More Testing for Roles

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The feature film adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s novel This is Where I Leave You is picking up some steam.  The project was initially gearing up to begin production last spring under director Adam Shankman with an ensemble cast that included Jason Bateman, Zac Efron, Goldie Hawn, Leslie Mann, Malin Akerman, and Jason Sudeikis, but Shankman subsequently exited the project and casting deals were never completed, so movement stalled.  Shawn Levy came onboard to direct last fall, and now Bateman is back on the project as the search to fill out the rest of the cast begins in anticipation of a May or June production start date.

The book tells the story of a dysfunctional family that is forced to reunite when their father requests they sit Shivah for seven days following his death, and the feature film adaptation has attracted a great deal of talent, with Harry Potter director David Yates previously flirting with the project.  Hit the jump to find out which actresses are currently testing for roles opposite Bateman.

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson Debut THE INTERNSHIP Trailer with Conan O’Brien on Google+ Hangout Wednesday, February 13th at 2PM ET

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Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are inviting you to a Google+ Hangout as they debut the first trailer for The Internship.  The Shawn Levy-directed picture reunites the Wedding Crashers comedians as two out-of-work salesmen attempting to reinvent themselves in a digital world by competing for an internship at none other than tech giant Google.  On Wednesday, February 13th, at 11am PT/2pm ET, they’ll debut the film’s trailer and chat about shooting on the Google campus along with real Google interns in a conversation hosted by Conan O’Brien.

Also starring Will Ferrell, John Goodman, Rose Byrne and Josh Gad, The Internship opens on June 7th.  Hit the jump to view the video invite along with the first footage from the film.

Shawn Levy Returns to Direct NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3 for December 25, 2014 Release; THE MAZE RUNNER Set to Open February 14, 2014

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Though the film has been rumored for quite some time, it appears as though Night at the Museum 3 is officially a go.  The film has been scheduled for release on December 25, 2014, and Shawn Levy will be returning to the director’s chair while Ben Stiller reprises his lead role.  Levy most recently helmed the Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy The Intership and is also attached to direct Stiller and Jonah Hill in the comedy Aloha, but with the Christmas 2014 release date imminent, it looks like Museum 3 is his next film.  Here’s what he had to say about the story when Levy spoke with Steve last year:

“It’s really funny, it’s very poignant, and it’s not just ‘Oh what museum are they going to this time?’ it’s a much meatier story than that.”

No other plot details are known at this time, but I assume we’ll hear more soon.  Hit the jump for release date news concerning the adaptation of The Maze Runner.

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