Shawn Levy

The ‘Minecraft’ Movie Seeks a New Director as Shawn Levy Departs

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by Jacob Hall December 9, 2014 @ 2:14 PM
Mojang
The news in a nutshell: Warner Bros. is seeking a new director for their film adaptation of the beloved video game ‘Minecraft’ now that Shawn Levy has departed the project. Our commentary in a nutshell: Okay, that’s certainly news, but how the hell are they planning to make a ‘Minecraft’ movie in the first place?

Melissa McCarthy Will Play Tinker Bell in a Movie Which Will Surely Be Magical

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by Britt Hayes November 19, 2014 @ 9:09 PM
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Hey, remember that Tinker Bell sketch from 'SNL' a while back, when Aidy Bryant played a bawdy version of the beloved Disney fairy? If only we could have a film version of that. Well, prepare for the next best thing. Melissa McCarthy is set to star in a live-action Tinker Bell film from 'Night at the Museum' director Shawn Levy and 'Neighbors' writer Nicholas Stoller. Magical!

Whitest White People Ever Vying to Star in ‘1001 Arabian Nights’ Adaptation ‘Forty Thieves’

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by Jacob Hall November 13, 2014 @ 1:38 PM
Lionsgate
Hollywood has been mining the seminal ‘1001 Arabian Nights’ for ideas for the better part of a century, borrowing characters, details and story beats from the folklore collection and weaving them into all kinds of movies. And for good reason: many of the tales collected within it are astonishing, reflecting a rich, complex society that is completely different from our own. It's the perfect gateway to Islamic culture and often the first step for students of literature who have exhausted what the western world has to offer. And now a bunch of white people are going to make a film version of its most famous story starring, you guessed it, a bunch of white people!

Searching for Shawn Levy at the Toronto International Film Festival

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by Mike Ryan September 12, 2014 @ 12:03 PM
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It was right after I was run over by a food service cart filled with fruit, that’s when I started questioning my motivations and sanity. “Hey, buddy? Are you OK? Would you like some fruit?” This was the voice of a terrified hotel employee who had just slammed his food service cart into a human being who was sitting outside of a hotel room in which Shawn Levy -- the director of ‘This Is Where I Leave You,’ and probably best known for directing the ‘Night at the Museum’ movies -- was supposedly inside.

'This Is Where I Leave You' Trailer: One Stellar Cast Comes Together for a Funeral

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by Jacob Hall May 28, 2014 @ 10:30 AM
Warner Bros.
http://youtu.be/fH0cEP0mvlU
The 'This Is Where I Leave You' trailer sells a movie that could be unbearably sentimental, or genuinely warm and touching, or funny. It's almost impossible to tell from two-and-a-half minutes of footage. However, you're unlikely to find a stronger cast of likable, funny people than this, and director Shawn Levy is certainly due for a little redemption after making nonsense like 'The Internship' and 'Date Night.'

Shawn Levy To Have Some Serious 'Monster Problems'

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by Melissa Molina June 15, 2012 @ 7:27 PM
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Shawn Levy has proven many times that he can make successful movies, so it's no surprise that Paramount Pictures is looking to take advantage of the 'Real Steel' filmmaker's talents with their latest, titled 'Monster Problems.' And no, it's simply not just about monsters. It's a little more complicated than that.