Planned some years ago to re-team I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence (who now has his hands full with The Hunger Games franchise) and his leading man Will Smith, the fantasy adventure The City That Sailed is now back on track at 20th Century Fox. Deadline reports that Smith will still headline with Real Steel and Night at the Museum helmer Shawn Levy now coming on board to direct.
The story follows a New York City street magician whose daughter, because of family circumstances, lives in England. In exploring a lighthouse one day, the girl discovers a room with magic candles and wishes to be reunited with her father, causing the island of Manhattan to break away and drift across the Pond.
Levy, who earlier this year directed The Internship at Fox, will next helm Night at the Museum 3, set to hit theaters December 25, 2014.
The screenplay for The City That Sailed was originally written by Andrew Niccol with Audrey Wells turning in the most recent draft.