At this weekend’s press junket for Real Steel, I was able to sit down with director Shawn Levy for an extended interview. Since the conversation covered so many subjects, I decided to break it up into smaller parts. I’ve already posted what Levy said about Fantastic Voyage and Frankenstein, as well as what happened to his Flash movie at WB. And now I’ve got updates on The Hardy Men and Night at the Museum 3.
For those that don’t know, The Hardy Men is a project that’s been in development for awhile and the idea is to have Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller play the grown up Hardy Boys. When we last reported on the project in early 2010, Levy said, “Developing a movie for two movie stars is a very, very challenging enterprise. The bull’s eye is small and the tone has to be exactly right. So we are still working on it.” Cut to yesterday. When I asked Levy the current status, he told me:
“We never cracked the script. In spite of some noble efforts with myself and Tom [Cruise] and Ben [Stiller] and a few different writers, we never cracked it.”
More after the jump.