EXCL: Shawn Levy Talks Frankenstein and Fantastic Voyage
September 24, 2011
With his Real Steel hitting theaters in two weeks, director Shawn Levy spoke with ComingSoon.net about that film at today's press junket in Los Angeles. We'll have the full video interviews up soon, but Levy also offered an update on two major genre projects, both of which he says are still likely.
"According to the internet, I'm going to be directing 19 different movies simultaneously as my next," he laughed, "[but] 'Frankenstein' is a very good possibility."
Rumored for the adaptation last month, Levy would adapt Max Landis' screenplay, based on Mary Shelley's 1818 novel. Details are few, but he did drop one hint of what audiences can expect.
"It's a radical retelling of that Frankenstein legend," he teased.
The other project, the Isaac Asimov adaptation, Fantastic Voyage, also appears to still be on the table, despite rumors last month that Levy might pass.
"'Fantastic Voyage' I've been working on with Jim Cameron for the last seven months," he said, "We've got a script and a world design that we love. It'll be an underwater, 3D action sci-fi extravaganza."
Real Steel opens in regular theaters and IMAX on October 7.