Hugh Jackman in talks to star in ‘Real Steel’

Ok what do you get if you cross Rocky with C3po? No not an irritating Protocol Droid with over 6 million ways to whup your ass but the idea behind new film Real Steel from Dreamworks. The premise of which comes from a short story by  Richard Matheson.

Jackman is in talks to star as an ex fighter who has to find another line of work when regular boxing is sidelined in favour of 2000 pound human-like robot beating the crap out of each other. Instead of throwing in the towel he becomes a Robot Boxing promoter and with a discarded robot they fight their way to the top, Rocky style.

I have to admit as concepts go this if pretty out there and I like the sound of it.

Production is expected to start next May with Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis on board as Executive Producers.

GS Reporter: Nuge

Source: Variety

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