MTV caught up with director Shawn Levy and Ben Stiller from the upcoming action-adventure comedy Night at the Museum. They briefly spoke about the film which is currently filming that will reunite old friends Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. The movie centers on a clueless security team dealing with cursed displays that come to life.
"I'm just gonna go for the shock and awe of all the famous names that I could throw at you," laughed director Shawn Levy recently. "We've got Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Ricky Gervais, Paul Rudd, Steve Coogan and Owen Wilson." Stiller added that his Starsky & Hutch co-star will be playing one of the tiny displays. "Owen Wilson is gonna be portraying a little 3-inch cowboy," Stiller said.
Night at the Museum is an action-adventure-comedy that comes to life by night. Good-hearted dreamer Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), despite being perpetually down on his luck, thinks he's destined for something big. But even he could never have imagined how big, when he accepts what appears to be a menial job as a graveyard-shift security guard at a museum of natural history. During Larry's watch, extraordinary things begin to occur: Mayans, Roman Gladiators, and cowboys emerge from their diorama to wage epic battles; in his quest for fire, a Neanderthal burns down his own display; Attila the Hun pillages his neighboring exhibits, and a T-Rex reminds everyone why he's history's fiercest predator. Amidst the chaos, the only person Larry can turn to for advice is a wax figure of President Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), who helps our hero harness the bedlam, stop a nefarious plot, and save the museum.
20th Century Fox will release Night at the Museum on December 22.