Levy On “Stranger” S3 Tone, “Uncharted” Status

Though he made a name for himself as director of numerous films from “Real Steel” to “A Night at the Museum,” Shawn Levy has now found more of a name for himself as executive producer on Netflix’s “Stranger Things” series alongside show creators the Duffer Brothers.

Speaking with The Playlist recently about the upcoming third season of the series, he also touched upon his return to directing with the Tom Holland-led film adaptation of the popular “Uncharted” video game series. First up, Levy says the tone of the new season will go even darker than the second despite the amusing Starcourt Mall viral video from the other week:

“There’s no question that, as you saw in that infomercial, Starcourt Mall is a part of season 3. As is summertime. So season 3 has a really healthy dose of poppy, bright levity and cultural fun. But I can only promise you that season 3 eventually goes places that are darker, and unquestionably more action-packed, than we’ve ever gone before… It would be a mistake for anyone to think that season 3 is the summer of fun and lightness because it’s a whole lot more than that.

Asked about “Uncharted” and whether it’s closer to filming than the “Starman” remake Levy is also attached to, he responds:

“We now have a very good script and we have our star in Tom Holland. That is now subject to schedule and additional casting. But I would say as of right now, that seems to be the most near horizon. And it’s a movie I’m very excited about.”

The second season of “Stranger Things” is now available on Netflix.