Exclusive: Director Shawn Levy on the Status of THE HARDY BOYS and NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3

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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.

Shawn Levy Gives Update on HARDY MEN

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Remember Tropic Thunder, one of the most hilarious movies of all time thanks in no small part to the unexpected comedic brilliance of Tom “Apple-Bottom Jeans” Cruise? Well, Cruise and fellow Tropic Thunder star Ben Stiller are set to team again for another romp through laughter fields with the upcoming film The Hardy Men.

Produced by Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy, the film focuses on the grown up Hardy Boys, as the title leads one to believe. But as it’s a comedy, the two sibling sleuths no longer get along as well as they used to. Hilarity ensues. However, getting the film off the ground seems to be proving a bit difficult as reported to Starpulse by Levy.

“Developing a movie for a movie star is hard,” 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.”

Hit the jump for more from Levy and thoughts on the movie.

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