• [NEWS] "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots" movie in development

    From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Tue Apr 20 16:06:04 2021
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    Yet another silly movie that will have nothing to do with the toy is is supposedly "based on". :-\

    From ComingSoon.net ...

    Vin Diesel & Universal team for Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots film
    After working with the studio for the past 20 years on the hit 
    Fast & Furious and Chronicles of Riddick franchises, Vin Diesel
    is partnering up with Universal once again to star in and
    produce a film adaptation of Mattel's iconic tabletop boxing
    game Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, according to The Hollywood

    The action-adventure film is being written by Ryan Engle and
    will center on a father and son who form an unlikely bond with
    an advanced war machine. Engle has made a name for himself in
    the action blockbuster genre, having co-written the Dwayne
    Johnson-led adaptation of Rampage at Warner Bros. and the Liam
    Neeson vehicles Non-Stop at Universal and The Commuter at

    Diesel is set to produce the film alongside Samantha Vincent
    via his One Race Films production banner, which signed a
    first-look deal with the studio back in 2011, while Kevin
    McKeon is set to oversee development of the project for
    Mattel, who will produce with Universal.

    Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots is the latest intellectual property
    from Mattel to enter development on a film project, with
    Universal working on an adaptation of hit '90s series Wishbone 
    while Warner Bros. is at work on the Margot Robbie-led Barbie 
    and Hot Wheels, MGM developing American Girl and View-Master,
    Blumhouse preparing a horror take on the Magic 8-Ball, Marc
    Forster producing a new Thomas & Friends and many more.

    While fans still eagerly await the release of F9: The Fast
    Saga in June, Diesel's dance card proves to be quite full
    already, having signed on to the first two sequels in James
    Cameron's Avatar franchise, the first of which is currently
    in post-production and slated for a December 2022 release,
    set to appear as Groot in Thor: Love and Thunder and the
    long-awaited third Guardians of the Galaxy and a sequel to
    his other superhero venture Bloodshot at DMG Entertainment.


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  • From ted@loft.tnolan.com (Ted Nolan@tednolan to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Tue Apr 20 12:16:43 2021
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    In article <s5ljvc$140h$1@gioia.aioe.org>,
    Your Name <YourName@YourISP.com> wrote:

    Yet another silly movie that will have nothing to do with the toy is is >supposedly "based on". :-\

    I had totally forgotten about "Real Steel" untill this made me think "What
    was that robot fighting movie?". I suspect it won't take ten years to
    forget this one..
    What's not in Columbia anymore..
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