Arts & Culture

Manhattan Breaks Away and Sails into the Ocean

A new film by Shawn Levy…AHHH! Read More

By / November 15, 2013

Imagine: you’re sitting at a Le Pain Quotidien, enjoying an overpriced croissant, jittering from your cold brew buzz. All seems well and fine, until… your glass shakes, your laptop loses power, your waiter gives you a nasty look (oh, wait, he’d do that anyway), and then the highly populated island of Manhattan breaks loose and sails away through the Atlantic Ocean. Well, this nightmare is coming to a theater near you. Directed by Shawn Levy and starring Will Smith, City That Sailed is a go. Eek. Deadline reports:

Shawn Levy has been tapped to develop and direct City That Sailed, the 20th Century Fox adventure pic that now officially has Will Smith aboard to star. Audrey Wells is penning the script for the tentpole and Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment will produce. The story centers on a father and daughter on the island of Manhattan as it breaks loose and sails across the Atlantic Ocean.

Before you go and see this movie, which has been in production since 2008—so it may take a while—you should watch the trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. It looks pretty awesome, in an “are all of the biblical stories going to be turned into feature films” kind of way. If this goes down, Chumash teachers, like English teachers, would have to start writing questions for their quizzes that will elucidate who actually read the work and who watched Demi Moore and Gary Oldman go at it on screen, but with the story of King David and Bathsheba instead of The Scarlet Letter.

So in the meantime, watch the trailer for Noah, it is, as Tablet’s Yair Rosenberg put it, “the Most Anticipated Jewish Movie of the Year.”