How ‘Free Guy’ Director Shawn Levy Found The Film’s Balance

Ryan Reynolds and director Shawn Levy on the set of 20th Century Studios’ FREE GUY. Photo by Alan Markfield. © 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

If you’re putting together a list of this year’s $100 million-earning movies, there have been seven so far to cross that threshold. But if you subtract Marvel movies, sequels, or films based on Disney rides, that list shrinks to just one: Free Guy. So, how did an original new concept manage to crack that list? Director Shawn Levy says he worked hard to ensure that the film — much like the video game world in which it takes place — works on many different levels. (Click on the media bar below to hear Shawn Levy)

Free Guy is now playing in theaters.

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