As superhero movies continue to dominate at the box office, everyone is looking for the next big angle. And Shawn Levy, director of Real Steel and Night at the Museum, may have found it—with Brandon Sanderson’s book trilogy about evil superheroes, The Reckoners.
Well, it's been a few hours since we heard news about a live-action update to a classic kid's tales, so here we go: Fox has reportedly acquired a Tinker Bell movie from Melissa McCarthy and Shawn Levy (A Night at the Museum).
This could very well be the most fantastic premise for an urban fantasy movie ever. Will Smith is set to star in The City That Sailed, about a New York street magician who is separated from his daughter in London.... and winds up sailing the entire island of Manhattan to England to retrieve her.
Real Steel takes a quirky Richard Matheson story about robot boxing and turns it into a thrilling tale of robots beating each other to scrap metal. We caught up with the stars and creative team behind this film, and they explained how they went about creating a world nine years into the future.
Last summer, io9 headed out to Detroit's Cobo Arena for a set visit to the upcoming Hugh Jackman robotic boxing flick Real Steel.
Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em, Hugh Jackman is a deadbeat Dad! The latest Real Steel trailer is so packed with metallic emotion, it's like The Iron Giant for dummies.
Two robots enter, one robot leaves! Two short clips from Real Steel showcase a pair of robo-fighters in action. So are we supposed to feel for the mecha beings? Or just Hugh Jackman? Do robots feel pain in the future?
On May 6, Kenneth Branagh's $150 million Thor flick debuts, bringing 3D Mjolnir to the masses. The only problem? Branagh and company are three decades too late. Since the 1970s, Canadian heavy metal musician/bodybuilder/Norse god incarnate/hammer-wielding renaissance man Jon Mikl Thor has been entertaining audiences…
Here it is: the rock 'em sock 'em, kick 'em in the bolts trailer for the robot-boxing epic Real Steel. And hot damn, this piece of junk kicks some serious metal butt. Watch the first trailer right now.
Real Steel's future world is tired of human boxers, so they turn to fighting robots. But even though it's a gritty, post-industrial dystopia, director Shawn Levy promises it'll have a lot of heart, and a shirtless Hugh Jackman. Spoilers ahead.