Thanks to Night At The Museum and Real Steel, Shawn Levy is one of the studio’s favourite directors at the moment. He’s got quite a few films in development, and now he’s added another, as THR reports that Paramount is in negotiations to pick up Monster Problems, a spec script by Brian Duffield for Shawn Levy and his 21 Laps banner to produce.
Plot details are being kept secret, but the movie has been described as a post-apocalyptic road movie in the vein of Mad Max and Zombieland, but with a John Hughes-esque love story at its centre. Quite how that works isn’t known, but it’s certainly intriguing, and the title suggests it’ll also serve up some monsters.
At the moment Levy is just set to produce, but could end up directing. That won’t be for a while though, as he’s planning a July shoot for his next movie, The Internship, which will reteam Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. He’s also got several other movies in development, including a new take on Frankenstein.