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Director: Shawn Levy; Screenwriter: Jonathan Tropper; Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Rose Byrne, Dax Shepard; Running time: 103 mins; Certificate: 15
A five-star cast elevates Shawn Levy's latest, This Is Where I Leave You, a comedy-drama about a family who reunite after the death of their patriarch. Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll and Adam Driver play the four estranged siblings who are brought back together by Jane Fonda's Hillary to sit shiva, a seven-day mourning period where the family must stay together.
The Altmans are a dysfunctional lot (what movie family isn't?), thanks in part to Hillary authoring Cradle and All, a warts and all book that shared a little too much about her kids' raging teenage hormones. It's Bateman's Judd who's the film's de facto lead, and he's as much in crisis as any of his siblings. »
Director: Shawn Levy.
Running Time: 103 minutes.
Synopsis: A dysfunctional family reunites at the funeral of their father.
Reconnecting with families is one of Hollywood’s go-to plots for easily relatable cinema. A group of dysfunctional siblings and their embarrassingly liberal mother all get together to wish the father of the family a warm goodbye. What’s not to love? After all, as Hollywood would have us believe, we’re all embarrassed by our families but love them too.
Jason Bateman plays Judd Altman, a man who has just discovered his wife has been cheating on him with his boss, soon after his father dies, which leads to the funeral where he tries to avoid the issue of his recent divorce. Meanwhile his sister (Fey »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Colin Farrell is apparently the latest actor added to the mix when it comes to those being considered for the title role in Marvel's Doctor Strange. He joins names that include Benedict Cumberbatch, Keanu Reeves, Jared Leto and Justin Theroux. Scott Derrickson is directing for a July 8, 2016 release. The Wrap In a new interview director Guillermo del Toro says the first draft of Pacific Rim 2 is completed with an eye to start shooting around November next year. He also adds, "Some of your favorite characters come back, some others don't because we have decided that we're going to shoot ambitiously and say 'Let's hope we have three movies.' So some characters come in at the end of the second, hoping that it will ramp up on the third one." Collider Scarlett Johansson has reportedly been offered $10 million to star in the Rupert Sanders-directed adaptation of the Japanese »
- Brad Brevet
Yes, producers Roy Lee (“The Lego Movie”) and Jill Messick (“Hot Rod," “Mean Girls”) are bringing "Minecraft" to the big screen, and it looks like they've found their director. Following the dramedy flop "This Is Where I Leave You," Shawn Levy is in talks to develop and direct the video game adaptation. No word yet on who will have the unlucky challenge of trying to write a script based on this. [Deadline] In more exciting news, Romanian filmmaker Corneliu Porumboiu ("When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism," "12:08 East Of Bucharest," "Police, Adjective") has started shooting his next film, "The Treasure." Toma Cuzin, and non-professional actors Adrian Purcărescu and Corneliu Cozmei lead the cast in the story that "follows two men as they face a series of misadventures in their quest to find a treasure." A Cannes premiere is already being touted as a possibility. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Children of the world can rejoice today as their favourite computer game Minecraft is getting a film. First announced by Warner Brothers all the way back in February, many thought (and hoped) that this project had been shelved. Unfortunately this was not the case as news breaks today that the production is very close to signing Shawn Levy on to direct.
Having previously worked on family friendly films Night At The Museum, Cheaper By The Dozen and Reel Steel, it would seem that Levy is the ideal candidate to bring the game to life. Just what the plot of the film will be remains to be shared though the game isn’t exactly action-packed; the game poses no threat of dying and having to start over. The premise of the game is purely to build things, sort of like a virtual Lego.
Minecraft won’t be the only film based »
- Kat Smith
Before The Lego Movie's release this past February, no one would have imagined that the film would have turned out the way that it did. Crowds loved it for its humor and heart, and the box office returns showed that if you take the right approach to a seemingly unapproachable subject, moviegoers will follow. Warner Bros is hoping to strike that iron once more with the popular video game Minecraft, and they're approaching director Shawn Levy to make the magic happen. Deadline scooped the news of the Night At The Museum director's possible hiring into the film adaptation of the overnight video game success story. While Levy most recently directed This Is Where I Leave You, audiences will remember that the director has also made films like the forthcoming Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb and Real Steel. Since Minecraft is basically the digital equivalent of a »
A Mojang executive recently said that the Minecraft film is unlikely to arrive before 2017.
Talks between Warner Bros and Mojang about a Minecraft film were first announced in February.
Microsoft recently purchased Minecraft and Mojang for $2.5bn. »
It was announced a few months ago that Warner Bros. had acquired the rights to the video game Minecraft and are planning to create a movie adaptation. Well, that movie has now landed a director in Shawn Levy, known for directing the Night at the Museum series, The Internship, Real Steel and most recently This Is Where I Leave You.
Minecraft has sold 54 million copies across multiple platforms and has a huge following. The game allows players to be creative, constructing the world that is randomly generated out of blocks. The game also allows players to explore these worlds, gather resources, craft items and fight enemies.
Roy Lee and Jill Sobel Messick are producing the movie, but there is currently no screenwriter attached to the project or start date for production. It is rather hard to imagine how a Minecraft movie would work but clearly their is a vision that the studio has. »
- Thomas Roach
As the Night at the Museum franchise comes to an end, director Shawn Levy is looking to get into a different kind of adventure as Deadline reports he's currently in talks to direct an adaptation of the video game Minecraft. Warner Bros. picked up the rights to the video game in February for The Lego Movie producer Roy Lee and his Vertigo production banner. Much like The Lego Movie, there are endless possibilities for what can be done with a game like this that lets players begin with a black canvas and create whatever they want to. But as of now there's no indication as to what story the feature film will employ. In the game, players have an avatar that acts as a builder where they use cubes to build whatever they want to in order to protect them from nocturnal monsters. It's like throwing a Master Builder into The Maze Runner. »
- Ethan Anderton
And the Warner Bros announcements just keep on coming. Earlier this week, we learned the shape of the DC movie universe, the fact that David Yates is coming back to direct the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, and the dates for the three planned Lego movies named so far.
Now, there's been a bit of progress on the studio's planned movie of the videogame phenomenon, Minecraft. It's been reported that Shawn Levy, best known for directing the three Night At The Museum films, along with Real Steel, has been offered the chance to direct. At the moment, Variety states that he's "in talks to develop" the project. But the director's chair is likely to be part of the deal.
Levy, to our knowledge, hasn't yet signed on the dotted line. »
The video game, designed by Swedish company Mojang, first launched with a Beta version in 2009, with those users essentially helping to develop and market the game before its official launch in 2011. Described as one of the best "open world games" currently available, Minecraft players use cubes to build walls to protect them from evil nocturnal monsters in a world known as The Nether.
The game eventually evolved to a point where players can work together to create their own environments and go on their own adventures. The online game at Minecraft.net has over 100 million registered users, and the XBox version has sold over 10 million copies.
Fan poster by DeviantArt user SupMissTasty
Earlier this year it was reported that Warner Bros. would be developing a big screen adaptation of the addictive video game Minecraft. Deadline now reports that the studio has hired Night at the Museum franchise director Shawn Levy to direct the feature.
In the game, players create their own avatar and are dropped into a blank world filled with nocturnal monsters. Players then use cubes to create, build, and destroy structures and other forms across multiple game modes and various players.
The movie will be a live-action adaptation, which seems weird because it would fit a lot better in a CG animated universe. Creating it in live-action would take away the the look of the brand, which the players have become accustomed to. Who knows though, maybe Levy has a way to make it all work.
This seems like a movie that Levy would »
- Joey Paur
After the success of The Lego Movie taught Warner Bros. there was money to be made in movies about building blocks, the studio quickly scooped up the rights to the video game Minecraft. Now, as Warner Bros. constructs plans for a Lego Movie franchise, it’s also getting the pieces into place for that Minecraft movie. Shawn […]
The post Shawn Levy to Direct ‘Minecraft’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Officially launched in 2011, the project allows players to use cubes to build walls to protect them from evil nocturnal monsters in a world known as The Nether. The game has since evoled though with players crafting astounding creations.
The official site for the game has over 100 million registered users, the XBox version alone has sold over 10 million copies.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Warner Bros. are on an announcement streak! Following yesterday’s headline-grabbing extravaganza, during which the studio outlined their collaborative plans with DC Comics, it seems they’re now deep in negotiations for another adaptation. This time, they’re not turning to the pages of a comic or novel for inspiration, instead, they’re tapping the video game market to bring a Minecraft live-action pic to the big screen.
Now, this news may seem like old hat, because the project was given the greenlight eons ago, but now we’ve got an update; Deadline has it on good authority that the studio are courting Shawn Levy for the director’s chair.
Warner’s decision to adapt yet another video game franchise came after the colossal success of The Lego Movie, which is now in line for its own clutch of spinoffs and sequels. Judging by today’s news, they’re hoping »
- Gem Seddon
Back in February, we reported that Warner Bros. had acquired the rights to adapt the ridiculously popular video game Minecraft into a film with Roy Lee (The Lego Movie) producing alongside Jill Messick (Mean Girls). The open-world game is from Swedish indie developers Mojang Ab, and allows players to create a world with textured cubes. Different modes have the players either fighting for survival or they can simply build away without any restraints aside from a lack of rounded corners. I don't understand Minecraft at all, which makes me feel super-old, but Warner Bros. thinks Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy might have a good take on the material. Hit the jump for more. Deadline reports that Levy is in talks to direct Minecraft, a franchise that could be lucrative due to brand-name recognition, and more importantly, the success of The Lego Movie, which also took blocks and turned »
- Matt Goldberg
The concept of the game allows players to create their own avatar, and they are dropped into a world filled with nocturnal monsters.
He is repped by Wme. Deadline first reported the news.
- Justin Kroll
Director Shawn Levy may be taking some time off from the "Night at the Museum" franchise to conquer "Minecraft" Warner Bros. is in talks with the director to develop a film version of the hit videogame which the studio is hoping will turn into a mult-film property like their "Lego Movie" series, according to Deadline. In the game, players use their own avatars to build, and destroy, cube structures in an open world filled with nocturnal creatures such as zombies, vampires and giant spiders. The game was first release in 2009 for PC, but has since expanded to other platforms, and features multiplayer options. While little is known about the plot pf the "Minecraft" movie, it will produced by Jill Messick ("Mean Girls") and Roy Lee, who helped guide "The Lego Movie" to massive success. In addition to the "Night at the Museum" films, Levy has directed "Real Steel," "Date Night, »
- Dave Lewis
Exclusive: Warner Bros is in talks with Shawn Levy to develop to direct Minecraft, the hot video game franchise that Warner Bros acquired in February on the heels of the studio’s success with The Lego Movie. The game was created by Swedish indie developer Mojang Ab (mojang means “gadget” in Swedish), and the film is being produced by Roy Lee through his Vertigo banner along with Jill Messick. Lee produced The Lego Movie with Dan Lin, which has sequels and spinoffs planned. Like that film, Minecraft provides a brand name and a blank canvas on which to launch a multiple audience quadrant film franchise. The Xbox version of the game has already sold well over 10 million copies.
In the actual game, players create their own avatar and are dropped into a blank world filled with nocturnal monsters. Players use cubes to create, build, and destroy structures and other forms »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Though we're a little disappointed that Merry Friggin' Christmas doesn't look like all that promising of a film to contain one of the final performances Robin Williams delivered before his untimely death, maybe he'll get a proper send off in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, where he reprises his role as Teddy Roosevelt. A new poster has arrived pegging this one as the final adventure for Ben Stiller and the rest of the museum exhibits (they're pretty much all featured here) that come to life at night. These films have never been masterpieces, but as family friendly adventure comedies, I've enjoyed them. Look below! Here's the new poster for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb from Fandango: If you haven't watched the teaser trailer for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, see it here. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is »
- Ethan Anderton
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