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‘Starman’ to Get Shawn Levy-Directed Remake at Columbia

”Night at the Museum“ director will also produce modern take on the 1984 sci-fi romance

“Night at the Museum” director Shawn Levy will direct and produce a remake of “Starman” for Columbia Pictures, TheWrap has learned.

The original 1984 sci-fi romance starred Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen. The modern take based on the John Carpenter classic will be written by Arash Amel, who wrote the screenplay for the Nicole Kidman drama “Grace of Monaco.”

Michael Douglas, who was a producer of the original, is also on board to produce. Dan Cohen and Robert Mitas are executive producing, while Matt Milam and Adam North are overseeing the project for Columbia.

“Starman” told the story of an alien crash landing on Earth, taking the form of a woman’s dead husband. While a romance blossoms, the government is trying to catch him dead or alive.

The original earned a best actor nomination for Bridges.

Levy’s other producing credits include the TV series “Last Man Standing,” as well as the feature films “This Is Where I Leave You,” “The Internship,” “Real Steel” and “Date Night.” His directorial credits include “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “The Pink Panther” and “Just Married.”