Shawn Levy & Hugh Jackman Reteaming for New Action Adventure
Though their first collaboration on the robot boxing-centric Real Steel won't hit theaters until November, director Shawn Levy and actor Hugh Jackman are already planning to work together again. Deadline reports 20th Century Fox has just picked up an action adventure pitch for the two to collaborate on again. Both talents have a strong relationship at Fox since Levy's 21 Laps Entertainment production banner (which is also producing the new flick) is based there, and Jackman's own banner Seed Productions was based there until he decided to focus more on acting. But what's really interesting is who's behind the script for this.
"Lost" writer Carlton Cuse will put the story on page, and this will actually be his first feature film script in quite some time. The scripts that Cuse worked on awhile back (which include two Lethal Weapon sequels and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) don't even credit Cuse as a screenwriter since he merely helped develop them with Jeffrey Boam. Of course Cuse still has plenty of experience with adventure having written 32 episodes of "Lost," not to mentions 122 episodes of "Nash Bridges."
Without any real plot information or even a title it's hard to get really excited, but any project Jackman takes on has my attention. In addition, despite all the Transformers comparisons, I think Real Steel looks like a hell of a lot of fun, and the prospect of Levy and Jackman working together again is certainly intriguing. What do you think?