Shawn Levy’s ‘Free Guy’ Will Release on July 3, 2020

Feb 23, 2019

Shawn Levy’s next film, ‘Free Guy’ now has a release date of July 3, 2020. The 20th Century Fox movie will mark Levy’s return to film since ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ in 2014.

Levy was going to helm the long-gestating ‘Uncharted’ feature film adaptation, but took on ‘Free Guy’ instead. Director Dan Trachtenberg (’10 Cloverfield Lane, ‘Black Mirror: Playtest’) will now tackle ‘Uncharted,’ starring Tom Holland.

Since ‘Secret of the Tomb,’ Levy has been directing television, primarily the Netflix shows ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ and ‘Stranger Things.’ Other films on his resume include the previous two ‘Night at the Museum’ films, ‘Date Night,’ and ‘Real Steel.’

‘Free Guy’ will be led by ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Detective Pikachu’ star Ryan Reynolds, as the titular character. The supporting cast, so far, includes Jodie Comer (‘Killing Eve’), Joe Keery (‘Stranger Things’), and Lil Rel Howery (‘Get Out’). The film was written by Matt Lieberman (‘The Christmas Chronicles,’ ‘The Addams Family (2019)’), and was originally a spec script in 2016.

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Moreover, the premise is below:

“An action-comedy about a bank teller (Reynolds) who discovers he is a background character in the open world video game ‘Free City.’¬†With the help of an avatar (Comer), he tries to prevent the makers of the game from shutting down his world.”

At the moment, Universal’s ‘Minions 2’ is the only other film that will release on July 3, 2020.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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