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Jackman vs. robots

09.30.2009

Hugh Jackman seems to be fond of alloys -- four times being laced with adamantium metal, and now he's ready for some REAL STEEL.

Jackman is considering the Dreamworks project, which sounds like an update of ROBOT JOX and/or a movie version of Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots. The story is described as "a Rocky-esque tale of a fighter who has to reinvent himself when human boxing becomes obsolete, replaced by 2000 pound human-like robots."

Jackman's down-and-out Robot Boxing promoter would have to deal with shoddy parts, a clunker with an inexplicable winning streak, and the discovery of a previously unknown 13-year-old son. And it comes from director Shawn Levy (NIGHT AT THE MUSEUMs).

Sounds like a fist-pumping feel-good underdog story -- somewhat surprising considering it's based on an old short story by I AM LEGEND author Richard Matheson.

Extra Tidbit: Jackman has zero tolerance for phones ringing while he's working.
Source: Variety

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11:13AM on 10/01/2009
why not just remake Robot Jox? Man I loved that movie when I was a kid.
why not just remake Robot Jox? Man I loved that movie when I was a kid.
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6:54AM on 10/01/2009

Looks awful...

I hope that poster is a fan made rip off, because otherwise it makes this look stupid as hell.

"Robocop vs. real robot" = Already saw that in the middle of the first Robocop movie.
I hope that poster is a fan made rip off, because otherwise it makes this look stupid as hell.

"Robocop vs. real robot" = Already saw that in the middle of the first Robocop movie.
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3:12AM on 10/01/2009

JACKMAN

Just have him go against sentinels in X-MEN 4!
Just have him go against sentinels in X-MEN 4!
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1:47AM on 10/01/2009
It's early in the morning where I am. I'm going to have to re-read this pitch when I'm more awake...
It's early in the morning where I am. I'm going to have to re-read this pitch when I'm more awake...
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12:43AM on 10/01/2009

How about..

the Singing Boxer? anyone? Singing and dancing boxer? (couldn't help the temptation)
the Singing Boxer? anyone? Singing and dancing boxer? (couldn't help the temptation)
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12:34AM on 10/01/2009
If it involves Richard Matheson, I'm now interested.
If it involves Richard Matheson, I'm now interested.
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10:37PM on 09/30/2009
How about a live action film of Mobile Suit Gundam?
How about a live action film of Mobile Suit Gundam?
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10:33PM on 09/30/2009

extra tidbit

that was GREAT - and i cant blame who ever it was with the cell phone for not wanting to reval who they were to hugh jackman and daniel -i'd be afrade of wolverene and 007 if i were inturrupting their play too! ahahaha
that was GREAT - and i cant blame who ever it was with the cell phone for not wanting to reval who they were to hugh jackman and daniel -i'd be afrade of wolverene and 007 if i were inturrupting their play too! ahahaha
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10:15PM on 09/30/2009
Actually it sounds like Robot Jox meets Arena.

P.S. To whomever finally removed that really fucking annoying Dead Space ad, THANK YOU!
Actually it sounds like Robot Jox meets Arena.

P.S. To whomever finally removed that really fucking annoying Dead Space ad, THANK YOU!
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9:46PM on 09/30/2009
This sounds a lot like a great Twilight Zone episode with Lee Marvin, and I wouldn't be surprised if the Matheson story was the common source of both.

Regardless, Jackman is awesome and usually so are boxing stories.

But Real Steel is a silly title.
This sounds a lot like a great Twilight Zone episode with Lee Marvin, and I wouldn't be surprised if the Matheson story was the common source of both.

Regardless, Jackman is awesome and usually so are boxing stories.

But Real Steel is a silly title.
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