Sean Astin’s character Bob is certainly one of the best new additions on Stranger Things 2. However, the character was incredibly different in early iterations of the season, changing drastically once Astin came on board the cast.
At the recent San Diego Comic-Con, we got a chance to talk to Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy moments after the awesome season two trailer dropped. Naturally, the first word on our lips was “Thriller”—and as Levy revealed, the iconic Michael Jackson song almost didn’t make it into the clip.
Shawn Levy is busy as hell. He’s one of the producers behind the highly-anticipated second season of Stranger Things, plus he has the Uncharted adaptation and the Starman remake on his directorial slate. But he’s also got his eye on an original movie that is, as it happens, also scifi: The Fall.
You’d be hard-pressed to come up with two bigger science fiction properties from 2016 than Stranger Things and Arrival. Both were produced by the same company, 21 Laps, which just announced another promising scifi project in the pipeline.
Unfortunately, it isn’t likely to be a sequel to Follow That Bird.
If you’ve seen the commercials for Arrival, it’d be very easy to assume this big Hollywood scifi movie with Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, crazy aliens, and big ships is an action movie. It’s not. It’s something else—something much more special.
As someone who digs sports and giant robots, I hope I’m not the only person who is a fan of Real Steel. The 2011 Hugh Jackman film about robot boxing is one of those predictable but fun Hollywood films designed to give you goosebumps. And it really would have done that, had a certain moment not been deleted.
Mention the words “season two” to Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy and things get very quiet, very quickly. “You can hear from my sudden stammering that I live in terror of saying anything too revelatory about season two,” Levy said to io9. But he will talk about what he and the rest of the small creative team are…
The world has only known Shawn Levy would be directing an Uncharted for a week. But in that time, he joked that social media is going to make casting the lead character, Nathan Drake, very easy.
An ex-con and his adopted brother are on the run from the authorities, an evil criminal, and enhanced soldiers. Outnumbered, the only way they’ll survive is by finding a mysterious, ancient weapon in Kin, an upcoming scifi film by Josh and Jonathan Baker.
If you grew up in the ‘80s, Starman is one of those movies you watched a lot. It was basically on all the time, and told a great story about an alien and woman falling in love while on the run. That simplicity and familiarity mean only one thing: it’s time for a remake.
As superhero movies continue to dominate at the box office, everyone is looking for the next big angle. And Shawn Levy, director of Real Steel and Night at the Museum, may have found it—with Brandon Sanderson’s book trilogy about evil superheroes, The Reckoners.
Well, it's been a few hours since we heard news about a live-action update to a classic kid's tales, so here we go: Fox has reportedly acquired a Tinker Bell movie from Melissa McCarthy and Shawn Levy (A Night at the Museum).
This could very well be the most fantastic premise for an urban fantasy movie ever. Will Smith is set to star in The City That Sailed, about a New York street magician who is separated from his daughter in London.... and winds up sailing the entire island of Manhattan to England to retrieve her.
Real Steel takes a quirky Richard Matheson story about robot boxing and turns it into a thrilling tale of robots beating each other to scrap metal. We caught up with the stars and creative team behind this film, and they explained how they went about creating a world nine years into the future.
Last summer, io9 headed out to Detroit's Cobo Arena for a set visit to the upcoming Hugh Jackman robotic boxing flick Real Steel.
Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em, Hugh Jackman is a deadbeat Dad! The latest Real Steel trailer is so packed with metallic emotion, it's like The Iron Giant for dummies.
Two robots enter, one robot leaves! Two short clips from Real Steel showcase a pair of robo-fighters in action. So are we supposed to feel for the mecha beings? Or just Hugh Jackman? Do robots feel pain in the future?
On May 6, Kenneth Branagh's $150 million Thor flick debuts, bringing 3D Mjolnir to the masses. The only problem? Branagh and company are three decades too late. Since the 1970s, Canadian heavy metal musician/bodybuilder/Norse god incarnate/hammer-wielding renaissance man Jon Mikl Thor has been entertaining audiences…
Here it is: the rock 'em sock 'em, kick 'em in the bolts trailer for the robot-boxing epic Real Steel. And hot damn, this piece of junk kicks some serious metal butt. Watch the first trailer right now.