Will Smith in I Am Legend

Movies set at sea seem to be a new big thing, and now Will Smith is going to sail New York City across the Atlantic Ocean. He’ll star in The City That Sailed for Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy.

The film is one that Smith was considering a few years ago, before he committed to Men in Black III. And this isn’t the first time that Smith and Levy have been connected through a project — the director was going to helm the Fantastic Voyage remake for Fox in 2011, and wanted Smith to star in that. The deal never went through, however.

But Smith’s company Overbrook Entertainment is actively developing The City That Sailed again, and Smith has committed to star.

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‘The Internship’ Trailer #2: Google Crashers

The Internship

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are old pros when it comes to crashing weddings, but weaseling their way into the youthful, tech-oriented culture at Google proves a different matter in The Internship.

The Shawn Levy-directed comedy stars the duo as slick salesmen who learn their jobs have become obsolete in the Internet age. In an attempt to bounce back, they land internships at Google, but find themselves totally out of their element as they compete against younger, brainier, more computer-savvy types. The second trailer has just landed, and you can see it after the jump.

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Buddy comedies live and die by the chemistry between their leads. If nothing else, then, at least Shawn Levy‘s The Internship has a strong central pairing going for it. In their first team-up since Wedding Crashers, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play two middle-aged salesmen who learn their jobs have become obsolete in the digital age.

The guys attempt to revitalize their careers with a coveted internship at Google, only to find themselves competing for work against tech-savvy 20somethings who have no patience for their outdated approach. Basically, it’s the classic fish-out-of-water setup, only it takes place in Google’s shiny offices. Watch the first trailer after the jump.

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When we last saw Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson together on the big screen, they were schooling us in the finer points of picking up women at weddings. Now, eight years later, they’re trying to learn a thing or two about landing a job in this tech-forward culture.

About a year after the pair signed on for the Shawn Levy-helmed The Internship, Fox has finally revealed a first peek at the comedy via a new image and a new poster. In addition, we have a few bare glimpses of footage in the “trailer announcement,” i.e., the trailer for the trailer. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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Briefly: The two Night at the Museum movies, from ’06 and ’09, did too well for Fox to let the franchise stop at two. Other studios are playing with their own films based on a similar concept, and so Fox is going to follow Ben Stiller back into the nightlife at (presumably) a new collection of historic artifacts.

Fox has announced that Night at the Museum 3, directed by Shawn Levy, will open on December 25, 2014. Rejoice! (That is, rejoice if you’re an investor, because this thing is practically guaranteed to make money.) No word on the plot or setting, but the threequel in a situation like this is often the one that goes to Europe, so don’t be surprised if Stiller’s character finds himself in the Louvre or some similarly famous location overseas.

Three directors recently booked brand new films: one underworked, one overworked and another making his debut. After the jump read about

  • Joe Dante will be directing the horror-thriller Air Disturbance.
  • Shawn Levy takes over This Is Where I Leave You, a family comedy originally set for Adam Shankman
  • Writer Max Landis will make his directorial debut with Me Him Her, a “sexual identity comedy.”

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From the moment Disney announced its intentions to create a new Star Wars trilogy, one of the big questions has been which filmmaker might get a crack at the iconic franchise. But the directors themselves are fans, too, and even as we’ve been arguing which of them should get the job, many of them are just going through the same emotions we are — surprise, concern, excitement. Hit the jump read their thoughts.

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Briefly: Just as Mad Max: Fury Road gears up to start production, Paramount is trying to get in on the post-apocalyptic action. The studio is in talks to buy Brian Duffield‘s script Monster Problems, which Shawn Levy will produce. (Levy produced The Watch and directed Date Night, Real Steel and the Night at the Museum films.)

There aren’t a lot of details on the film so far, but THR calls the script “a post-apocalyptic road movie in the vein of Mad Max and Zombieland with a John Hughes-esque love story at its center.” (So, it really is like Zombieland, then, since that had its own vague stab at a John Hughes sorta romance at the center.)

Levy is about to direct The Internship for Fox, which will re-team the Wedding Crashers duo of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, so it might be a couple months before we hear any further info about this one. Lets hope the title promises more than metaphorical monsters — I want to see some real post-apocalyptic monster action.

 

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