Shawn Levy lifts off for 'Space'
It looks like Fox Atomic had such a good time making next year’s Rainn Wilson-starring comedy The Rocker with producer Shawn Levy and his 21 Laps production company that they are doing it again. Now Levy & Co. will help produce the Fox subsid’s next comedy, Space Invader, starring Will Arnett as the aviophobic son of a NASA legend who must overcome his fears to win back his girlfriend. Arnett, best known for his role as Gob in the beloved-but-canceled Arrested Development, has yet to show that he’s a box office force. (His last two movies, The Brothers Solomon and Let’s Go to Prison, both performed dismally.) Perhaps the help of Levy, who scored big last year directing and producing the Ben Stiller-topped Night at the Museum, will reverse that trend. Fido’s Andrew Currie will direct.