20th Century Fox has hired Director Shawn Levy to develop and helm The City That Sailed with Will Smith officially on board to star.

The story centers around a street magician in Manhattan, New York, who is separated from his young daughter. She relocates to London, England and finds magic candles that make her wishes come true. This causes the island of Manhattan to separate from the continent and it floats toward England, bringing her dad closer to her.

Audrey Wells is writing the script, which was originally written by Andrew Niccol with Francis Lawrence directing. Shawn Levy previously directed Fox's The Internship and is will helm Night at the Museum 3.