Shawn Levy Talks NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3, GEPPETTO, CANNONBALL RUN, and THE FIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

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Today we’re sharing our final portion of Steve’s wide-ranging interview with director Shawn Levy.  Steve recently got the chance to sit down with Levy in order to talk a bit about the visual effects work in Real Steel in lieu of the film’s Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects.  Over the past few days, we’ve been bringing you various portions of the interview in which Levy gave updates on the many, many projects he currently has in development as:

In our final portion of the interview, we’ve got updates from Levy on Night at the Museum 3, The Fight Before Christmas (which is being rewritten by Jeremy Garelick), The Cannonball Run and The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto (which Levy may not direct after all). Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

Guy Ritchie Wants Brad Pitt for THE CANNONBALL RUN Remake; Shawn Levy and Ben Stiller Next in Line

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We first heard about the inevitable remake of The Cannonball Run remake back in February when Guy Ritchie was linked to the project.  What we didn’t know at the time was Ritchie’s big plans for the action-comedy.  Ritchie reportedly wants his Snatch star Brad Pitt for the lead plus a few of Pitt’s Ocean’s Eleven castmates to fill out the ensemble, and hopes to shoot in Europe.  That’s the Warner Bros. package.  Producer Al Ruddy (Million Dollar Baby) is also fielding interest from Fox and director Shawn Levy, next in line if thin.  Levy reportedly wants his Night at the Museum star Ben Stiller.  Mr. Ruddy: could you, for the sake of science, produce both the Ritchie/Pitt and the Levy/Stiller versions of Cannonball Run?  That would be a fascinating case study.

Hit the jump for news of the potential new financier of the remake: General Motors.

Guy Ritchie May Direct THE CANNONBALL RUN Remake

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Director Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes) is rumored to be circling a remake of the 1981 Burt Reynolds flick The Cannonball Run.  According Badass Digest, Ritchie might direct a remake of the film this fall and he wants George Clooney to play the Reynolds role of J.J. McClure.  We’ve spoken to sources who can confirm that something is in the works.  I’m not sure about the Clooney part, but I can definitely see Ritchie taking on the concept of an illegal cross-country car race and applying his rapid-fire action-comic style.

For those unfamiliar with the original film, hit the jump for a synopsis.  We’ll be sure to update you once we know more about this potential project.

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