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Hugh Jackman in Talks for Futuristic Robot Boxing Movie

Posted: October 1st, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Hugh Jackman in Talks for Futuristic Robot Boxing MovieSubmit Comment
Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) is in talks to star in the "Real Steel" film, which is based on a short story by Richard Matheson. The story was previously made into a "Twilight Zone" episode called "Steel," starring Lee Marvin.

The new movie is a tale of a fighter who has to reinvent himself when human boxing becomes obsolete, replaced by 2000 pound human-like robots. Jackman will play the ex-fighter, who becomes a Robot Boxing promoter, but whose chances of success are hampered by his access to sub-standard robot parts. That is until he discovers a discarded robot that always seems to win.

The ex-fighter has also discovered he's the father of a 13-year old son, and they bond as the robot brawls its way toward the top.

"Real Steel" is set to be directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) and is produced by Steven Spielberg. John Gatins (Hard Ball, Coach Carter) is rewriting the current draft with Levy, and the studio is eyeing a May production start.

Source: Variety


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dandythelion writes:
on October 1st, 2009 at 7:18:58 AM

unless it's a comedy, don't make it. it could totally turn into a great comedy. with all the human like robot movies out these days bombing it just wouldn't make sense to make it an action film.
johnny_boy writes:
on October 1st, 2009 at 7:34:39 AM

sounds really stupid and boring. hugh jackman,just stick to playing wolverine.
SpookyCupcakes writes:
on October 1st, 2009 at 7:56:54 AM

But even Wolverine is a poorly developed and terrible character.
J.A.Ottley writes:
on October 1st, 2009 at 8:52:06 AM

@ Spooky

Ditto on that movie wise....Comic wise its the opposite :)

So is this another board game coming to the big screen, well you know those games you play on the rainy days....
Or the Richard Mattheson novel, which none of us knew about or care for...

And would Spielberg please stop attaching his name to everything, jeez everything this guy attaches himself to never gets done except fooking Transformers...
What is this now Stevie...Project 13
TH3D4RKKN1GH7 writes:
on October 1st, 2009 at 9:26:40 AM

Terrible character? No. Convoluted back story? Yes. Does THIS film seem interesting eh maybe, but I agree with dandy on the comedy front.
Randal Graves writes:
on October 1st, 2009 at 11:09:32 AM

that might be the best picture WP has ever posted.
acslaterson writes:
on October 1st, 2009 at 11:41:10 AM

f*cking hell. I like how Hollywood just throws money around with stupid f*cking ideas.
Ranger writes:
on October 1st, 2009 at 12:23:14 PM

13 year-son?! Well, Polanski is already wondering where he can buy a ticket to this!

And a: '...discovers a discarded robot that always seems to win.' Ahhh... someone 'discarded' a robot that always wins? That's smart. So are we to believe (a bit) that because this robot is 'rescued' that he has 'spirit'?

OK Hugh... you're doing Broadway to keep your acting skills 'sharp'... you may as well sign up for this crap too.
eddie499 writes:
on October 1st, 2009 at 12:38:44 PM

Seriously? Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots: The Movie? No.
Gates writes:
on October 1st, 2009 at 1:14:32 PM

Doesn't sound too appealing.
Armpit writes:
on October 1st, 2009 at 3:24:10 PM

Can they have Bender from Futurama as the contender?
ACTIONFIGURE writes:
on October 1st, 2009 at 4:07:25 PM

Data vs. Twiggy...Bring on, bitches!!
Armpit writes:
on October 1st, 2009 at 4:09:27 PM

What about "Robot" from Lost in Space? Terminator?
Ranger writes:
on October 1st, 2009 at 7:27:16 PM

How about Lohan? But she dies.
vwkombi writes:
on October 1st, 2009 at 9:06:47 PM

Interesting idea, but it might seem like a live action Medabots movie.

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