Ryan Reynolds is about to meet his maker in a new sci-fi adventure time travel movie called The Adam Project.
Shawn Levy, the filmmaker behind Real Steel and the Night at the Museum franchise, has hired Mark Ruffalo (Avengers: Endgame, Zodiac) to play Reynolds’ character’s father, and Catherine Keener (Get Out, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) as the film’s villain.
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The Adam Project, a time travel movie that reunites Ryan Reynolds with Free Guy director Shawn Levy, has added two new cast members. Jennifer Garner is set to play Reynolds’ mother (before you do a double-take on that remember that this is a time travel movie, with the main character going back in time), while Zoe Saldana is set to play Reynolds’ character’s wife.
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Like many film and television productions that were meant to film earlier this year, Stranger Things season 4 was delayed significantly. Though this has created many hurdles for studios and networks, in some cases, the delay is actually helping creators refine these projects so that they might turn out better than they otherwise would have under a more strict timetable. Executive producer and director Shawn Levy says Stranger Things season 4 was fortunate enough to benefit from the delay and the results could benefit the fans in a big way. Read More »
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The Movie: Real Steel
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix
The Pitch: In the not-so-distant future, boxing has gone high-tech. 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots have taken over the ring, and washed up boxer Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) can’t stop his streak of bad luck losing fights with robots that he doesn’t know how to handle. But when his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) shows up on his door-step, he might have a shot at a comeback when the two stumble upon an old sparring robot with an intriguing glint of life in his eyes and the strength to take some hits without slowing down. As the two hit the robot boxing circuit, they not only find a hopeful new champion, but a chance at having a real connection with each other.
Why Its Essential Viewing: The kind of sports comedies and action adventures that kids of the 1980s and 1990s grew up with just aren’t being made by studios anymore. Chalk it up to studios unwilling to take risks in gearing more edgy movies towards younger audiences, or just a lack of interest in family friendly movies that aren’t animated tentpoles or four quadrant blockbusters. But in 2011, Night at the Museum franchise director Shawn Levy delivered both a sports drama and a sci-fi adventure that mixes Rocky with The Iron Giant, giving us some Amblin Entertainment kind of magic and heart that doesn’t come along very often. Perhaps that’s why Steven Spielberg executive produced it. Read More »
The upcoming action comedy Free Guy is built around a wild high-concept premise: what if an ordinary person living in a chaotic world learned that their reality was a video game and they were simply a background character within it? And what if that outrageous concept was really a metaphor about taking control of your existence and learning to connect with others?
That was the key takeaway during an online press conference for the film, where director Shawn Levy, stars Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer, and several others all assembled over Zoom to talk about the movie. Here are the key takeaways.
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If you thought 2020 was full of insanity, imagine what life would be like if we were living in a video game like Grand Theft Auto. That’s the premise of a new movie called Free Guy, following Ryan Reynolds as a non-playable background character in an open world video game who suddenly wants a little more out of his life, setting him up to be the game’s new hero. A new Free Guy trailer has arrived, optimistically hoping the movie will be able to keep the December release date. Read More »
Shawn Levy, a producer and filmmaker with a successful and eclectic career, will produce Mother Land, a new Lionsgate horror movie about a family haunted for generations by an evil spirit. The project hails from a spec script by Kevin Coughlin and Ryan Grassby, and Levy will produce with Stranger Things producing partner Dan Cohen.
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Everything from podcasts to action figures have spawned hit movies and TV shows, so why not Reddit? A Reddit short horror story My Wife And I Bought a Ranch has been picked up by Netflix, which made a whopping seven-figure commitment to the project. To add to the buzz factor, Stranger Things team Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps and James Wan will be producing the adaptation. Not bad for a story that spawned from one of the most polarizing places on the internet.
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In yet another sign of the times, the Ryan Reynolds–Shawn Levy time travel movie is time traveling from Paramount to Netflix. There was a time, not so long ago, where the thought of a major studio movie with a big star going right to Netflix would be unthinkable. But studios have grown warier and warier of projects that don’t already have franchise brand recognition. And now, Paramount’s loss will be Netflix’s gain.
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Looks like Ryan Reynolds and Shawn Levy enjoyed making Free Guy together, because the actor and director are reuniting to make a time travel adventure movie for Skydance. Get the details below.
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