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Hugh Jackman: Reel Steel Robot Boxing!

Hugh Jackman: Reel Steel Robot Boxing!

Hugh Jackman has robot boxing on his mind. The 40-year-old Aussie actor is set to star in Real Steel, directed by Shawn Levy (The Pink Panther, Night at the Museum).

Via Variety: “Pic is a Rocky-with-robots saga, with Jackman is negotiating to play an ex-fighter who becomes a promoter when human boxing is outlawed for being too violent. The new gladiators are 2000-pound robots with human qualities. The ex-fighter’s access to sub-standard robot parts hampers his hopes for glory in Robot Boxing, 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.”

Sounds like a fun flick!

Last night, Hugh and Daniel Craig opened their Broadway play A Steady Rain, which ends its sold-out limited run on December 7.

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  • Darja

    Hugh, I love you but this is a big, big no. Maybe if Spielberg would actually direct it, then this wouldn´t be so bad but no for Levy! That guy is an incredibly average director.
    Go make so biography and win the Oscar finally!

  • oh my

    This movie sounds stupid.

  • Anna

    Awesome!!!! Hugh is the best:)

  • http://romancelover1369.blogspot.com Wendy

    OMG this sounds lame! Another one to miss. Sorry, Hugh. Love ya but not that much! Do better movies again!

  • Lucas

    @oh my:

    it’s Rocky meets WallE meets Over the Top.

    And at the end, after the guy and the kid rebuild the old robot together and it wins the championship and he has the money to tell the grandfather to stick it (and don’t forget the mother is now tragically dead), Hugh and the Robot and the Kid will break out into song as the credits roll.

    “Meet Me Halfway . . . Across the Sky . . . (with a killer hip hop beat of course)

  • http://www.crookedbrook.com Custom T

    Lame and then some.

  • muppet

    remember he has kids, he’s probably doing it for them.

  • NO!

    Don’t do it, Hughie! You just proved what a formidable talent you are with ‘A Steady Rain’. You deserve better than this!!

  • Eva

    Huh?

    I adore him, but time he made a movie that fans can actually enjoy! So far, his best body of work is, well…his body…

  • adam

    Well it certainly is something Different! Not another ‘reboot’ or a sequel. sounds good to me

  • to muppet

    he’s doing it for money not for the kids

  • crazy legs

    TIME OF SHOW 9:00PM-UNTIL??!!!!! HAHAHA DATE COMING SOON!!! HAHAHAHA

    LOVE,
    PARTY ON BABY!!!!! HAHAHAHA

  • crazy legs

    I KNOW THIS PARAKEET(WHO WILL REMAIN NAMELESS) WHO IS A DISTINGUISHED SCREENWRITER. HAHAHA HE OR SHE WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP OUT IF NEEDED!!! BUT, ONLY IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT!!! HE OR SHE IS A MUCH BETTER WRITER THAN THE CHAP WHO WROTE “A STEADY RAIN.” HAHAHAHAHA IF YOU HAVE ANY PRODUCTIONS PROBLEMS, PLEASE FEEL FREE CALL!!! HAHAHAHA

    LOVE,
    THE STUDIO HEAD HAHAHA

  • crazy legs

    I KNOW THIS GIRAFFE WHO CAN TYPE (O) TWO!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA
    LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!!!!! HAHAHA

    LOVE,
    THE STUDIO HEAD HAHAHA

  • diane

    Please Hugh do a serious drama not this silly thing.You are way better than this!! Your kids will understand

  • http://www.gcomicsworld/mooonfruit.com Yoki Mcgerald

    Not one of your best but the kid sounds like a good actor.

  • Marion

    This movie sounds pretty cool. My aunt had a chance to be an extra on the movie with her coworkers. Also met Hugh Jackman and got an autograph. I love to watch how movies are created and filmed.

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