Variety is reporting that “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” star Hugh Jackman is in talks to star in “Real Steal”, the Shawn Levy-directed project that is based on a short story by Richard Matheson, and was also the basis of an episode of the original run of “The Twilight Zone” that starred Lee Marvin.

Jackman would play an ex-boxer who becomes a promoter when human boxing is outlawed in the future for being too violent and fighters are replaced by 2,000 lbs. robots. He struggles to succeed in Robot Boxing using substandard parts until he discovers a discarded robot that cannot lose. At the same time, he discovers he has a 13-year old son, and begins to bond with him.

John Gatins is working on the script alongside Levy, and the Dreamworks is aiming to begin production in May 2010.

Stay tuned to for more news on “Real Steel”.

By Costa Koutsoutis (Source:

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