Thursday 22 March 2018

Hugh Jackman for Real Steel deal?

Hugh Jackman plays a boxer in the new film Real Steel
Hugh Jackman plays a boxer in the new film Real Steel

Hugh Jackman's new sci-fi action drama Real Steel has already been commissioned for a sequel before its release.

The X-Men hunk stars as a champion boxer rendered obsolete when robots take over the boxing world, and the response to test screenings has been so good DreamWorks have already begun work on Real Steel 2, reports.

Disney will release Real Steel in October, but DreamWorks have apparently already asked John Gatins, who wrote the screenplay, to begin work on the next instalment.

The first film, directed by Date Night's Shawn Levy, tells the story of down and out boxer Charlie Kenton. Charlie is spurred on when the son he abandoned comes back into his life and he finds a discarded robot who he builds up to be a prize fighter.

Deadline reports that Hugh and Shawn are set to be offered deals to sign on for the sequel.

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