DreamWorks Greenlights Sci-Fi Movie Real Steel
Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on November 28, 2009
Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider are betting big on robots for their first project since securing $825 million in financing for the reconstituted DreamWorks.
The DreamWorks principals have greenlit the “Rocky”-esque robot tale “Real Steel,” to star Hugh Jackman, as their first pic since raising $650 million from both J.P. Morgan Securities and Reliance Big Pictures and an additional $175 million from Disney, which will distribute DreamWorks titles.
A future-set story where robot boxing is a popular sport and centered on a struggling promoter (Jackman) who thinks he’s found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he also discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.
Directed by Shawn Levy
Leslie Bohem Screenplay
John Gatins Screenplay
Dan Gilroy Writer
Jeremy Leven Writer
Richard Matheson Short story
Rick Benattar … co-producer
Shawn Levy … producer
Josh McLaglen … executive producer
Mary McLaglen … executive producer
Susan Montford … producer
Don Murphy … producer
Jack Rapke … executive producer
Steven Spielberg … executive producer
Steve Starkey … executive producer
Robert Zemeckis … producer
Source(s) Variety, IMDB, TheWrap.com