Starman remake lands Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that not only is Columbia Pictures developing a remake of the classic film Starman, but that a director and writer have already been enlisted! Night at the Museum and Real Steel director Shawn Levy will direct and produce the Starman remake, which features a script by Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco). Michael Douglas, who produced the original film, will return to produce the remake.
Released in 1984, Starman starred Jeff Bridges as an innocent alien from a distant planet who learns what it means to be a man in love. When his spacecraft is shot down over Wisconsin, Starman (Bridges) arrives at the remote cabin of a distraught young widow, Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen), and clones the form of her dead husband. The alien convinces Jenny to drive him to Arizona, explaining that if he isn’t picked up by his mothership in three days, he’ll die.
The original film was written by Stand By Me scribes Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon, and directed by cult filmmaker John Carpenter between his other alien-themed films The Thing and They Live. Bridges was nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar for his role in the film.
Are you looking forward to a Starman remake? Who do you think should star in the two lead roles?