Hugh Jackman, our premiere song-and-dance-man/clawed-superhero, is in talks to join the ridiculous robot boxer movie Real Steal.
The Shawn Levy-directed film would reportedly star Jackman as a Rocky Balboa-esque down-and-out fighter making a comeback. Except, you know how Rocky had to train hard to fight a younger, tougher opponent? Instead of that, Jackman would be training a boxing robot, in order for that boxing robot to fight another boxing robot. It's that kind of comeback. A real man-finds-redemption-through-fighting-robots story.
Dreamworks is hoping to get the film shooting by May, and John Gatins and Levy currently are working on the third draft for the script in preparation. Keep at it, guys. With seven months until production, I know you'll figure out a way to make it believable when, inexplicably, the robot refuses to fight and Jackman has to put on a robot disguise and win the match, earning the respect of his son and himself (and robotkind).