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Hugh Jackman has Real Steel in robot boxing film

Posted by LiveFor on October 1, 2009

hugh-jackmanCalm down ladies and lovers of Musical Theatre. Hugh Jackman, who just opened on Broadway in A Steady Rain with Daniel Craig, is in talks to star onscreen in the Shawn Levy-directed Real Steel for DreamWorks according to Variety.

The film is about a fighter who has to reinvent himself when human boxing becomes obsolete, replaced by 2000 pound human-like robots. Jackman is negotiating to 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.

The premise is based on a short story by Richard Matheson. It’s a reunion between Matheson and Spielberg. Matheson wrote Spielberg’s directing debut, “Duel,” and he was story editor on Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories.”

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The Random – Saw VI, Luc Besson, Narnia, Australia, Che, The Wolfman. The Goonies, War Monkeys, The Fockers

Posted by LiveFor on November 18, 2008

First photos of Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman on the Austrian set of Season of the Witch.

New photos of the action figure based on Universal’s The Wolfman gives us an idea of what Benicio Del Toro will look like in monster form in the film. There’s also a look at the replica medallion worn by lead character Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Toro).

Steven Soderbergh’s “Che” is set to hit the UK in two parts. The first opening January 1st 2009, the second on February 20th 2009. Promo materials indicate the titles ‘The Argentine’ and ‘Guerilla’ will not be used in the release – a pattern that may be adopted in other markets.

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Australia’ clocks in at a final running time of 165 minutes despite some reports pegging it at 155 minutes. The film kicks off its publicity blitz tomorrow with Sydney press interviews and the Australian premieres. Media screenings take place in Oz and the US starting from Wednesday…(full details)

In a press release published on Friday, Walden Media revealed that they have yet to give a green light to begin production on the third installment in “The Chronicles of Narnia” franchise – “Voyage of the Dawn Treader“. The film is still scheduled for a May 7th 2010 release at present…(full details)

Luc Besson says that he’s beginning work on an epic sci-fi feature next year – big enough that it could be broken up into a trilogy but he hasn’t decided yet as it’s still too early. He’s also completed filming two sequels to “Arthur and the Minimoys” and is working out the 3D elements right now…(full details)

Lionsgate recently announced that they’ll continue making “Saw” sequels annually for the foreseeable future thanks to the low-budget franchise’s continued profitability despite increasingly dour reviews. “Saw VI” is now set for a October 23rd 2009… (full details)

“Dante’s Peak” scribe Les Bohem is penning the futuristic boxing movie “Real Steel” for Dreamworks Pictures. Bohem created and wrote the Spielberg-executive produced Sci Fi Channel show “Taken”…” (full details)

French directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (“inside”) have officially left Dimension’s planned sequel to Rob Zombie’s “Halloween” which they had been writing over the past few months with the intention of directing. No replacements have been mentioned though Zombie will return as a producer. The pairs plan to direct a remake of “Hellraiser” for Dimension Films also fell through earlier this year… (full details)

Kerri Green of The Goonies fame (she played Andy) is to return to the big screen in a film called Complacent, a “gripping drama” that “centers on two close sisters whose already tumultuous lives are rocked by tragedy.”

Ben Stiller is going to make a third movie featuring The Fockers.

Kevin Munro is making a comic based movie called War Monkeys. The story follows two guys who work low-level jobs in an Area 51-like underground research facility that end up getting locked in over Christmas with an army of military-trained research monkeys.

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