Shawn Levy Talks All The Light We Can’t See And How It’s Like A 4-Hour Movie – CNET – ApparelGeek

During the press tour to discuss the animated film Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Againthe producer of the film (and free guy director) Shawn Levy took some time to talk about his next big project. Levy directed all episodes of the Netflix limited series All the light we can’t see, which is currently in post-production. In addition to working on the upcoming series, he is also directing the final season of stranger thingspreparing to tackle another gritty and raw chapter of dead Poolthe story of and setting his sights on his star wars project.

With just four episodes, the historical story will center on a blind French teenager who crosses paths with a German soldier as they try to escape the destruction of Nazi-occupied France during World War II. The story of All the light we can’t see is a global literary phenomenon, with more than 9 million copies sold worldwide. Besides the coveted Pulitzer Prize, the novel also earned its author the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction in 2015. It remained on the New York Times bestseller list for over two hundred weeks.

During the conversation, CNET’s editor-in-chief Steve Weintraub asked about the editing process of All the light we can’t see, and Levy ended up revealing how long the four episodes were, what his approach to the series was, and what release window Netflix was aiming for. The series was announced at the end of 2021, and it’s one of the streamer’s most anticipated upcoming releases, which is why they’re looking carefully at the best times to stream it. As Levy shared:

“We have four locked episodes. We are going out next year. Netflix has screened the entire series and is feeling very optimistic about it. So now we are talking about the release date. Because it’s not just that it’s this beautiful Pulitzer Prize-winning book. The series ended up getting very emotional, some of which come from powerful actors like [Mark] Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie. But part of it comes from the decision to cast legally blind [actress Aria Mia Loberti, who makes her acting debut] play the blind protagonist. And that gives the authenticity that I was hoping for in this piece. So we look everywhere from spring to fall and try to choose, I guess, the most suitable release date.”

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Levy went on to reveal that the limited series will be around four hours in total, explaining that “overall it’s around four because some episodes come in just over an hour, and I think two of the four come just below. So I think cumulatively that ends up being four hours of content.” He also explained why he wanted to direct all the episodes and how he wanted it to feel like a four hour movie, saying:

“I shot all the episodes because I wanted to make it a four hour film. And if you look at the people who were my creative team: James Newton Howard, Tobias Schliessler, Dean Zimmerman as editor, the same assistant director and executive producer who made my last 10 films, it’s a feature film approach of a limited series and the visuals and emotional scale are much more cinematic than TV series.”

Levy explains why All the light we can’t see The limited series is written by one person

Levy also revealed that the entire team’s approach to the limited series was cinematic, starting with the fact that all episodes were written by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders). The idea, according to Levy, was to have the voice of one person as opposed to the room of a writer working out a script – which is common for series with a larger number of episodes:

“The whole reason why Stephen Knight wrote all the episodes himself, no writer’s room, nothing, just one author’s voice adapting this beautiful novel, the idea was not to stretch it to indulge to an idea for an eight-episode limited series. Let’s make history want it. And it ended up being four episodes that are propulsive and tight.

Finally, the director also revealed that he was preparing to fly to London in order to listen to the score of the series in person by James Newton Howard. Given that the series has a cinematic approach, Levy doesn’t rule out having screenings at film festivals and adds that “like any filmmaker, it would be my joy to share it with a big sound, a big picture, a General public”.

You can broadcast Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again at Disney+ now. Check out the trailer for the animated film below:

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Shawn Levy Talks All The Light We Can’t See And How It’s Like A 4-Hour Movie – CNET – ApparelGeek