Variety reports that Shawn Levy is stepping up to direct a feature film adaptation of Judith Viorst’s beloved children’s book ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY. The site claims the movie will be a “high concept” family film. High concept? I hope this will be like INCEPTION for kids!
The book is about poor Alexander, whose day goes from bad to worse. He gets gum in his hair, his teacher gives him a hard time, he has a cavity. Things suck for poor Alexander. In the film, the entire family is going to have a crappy day. It’s no fun for the entire family!
Shawn Levy is a director who churns our pretty bad movies that make pretty decent money. He’s behind CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, THE PINK PANTHER, JUST MARRIED, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM and BIG FAT LIAR. His last film, DATE NIGHT, was actually pretty funny but that was mostly because of its stars, Tina Fey and Steve Carell. But, hey, people keep coming to see Levy’s work so you’ve got to hand it to him.
It’s commonplace to grumble whenever a cherished children’s book is turned into a movie so begin your protesting now. I’ll go watch CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS and hope for the best.