“Real Steel” Film Gets Greenlit

The Rocky-esque giant robot fighting sports drama “Real Steel” has been greenlit by DreamWorks Pictures reports Variety.

Hugh Jackman portrays an ex-fighter who becomes a promoter when human boxing is outlawed for being too violent. The new gladiators are 2,000-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.

Shawn Levy directs the $80 million film which is based on a story by Richard Matheson (“I Am Legend”). Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider will produce with shooting kicking off in June.