Earlier this year, it was revealed that 20th Television and 21 Laps are developing a brand new series for Disney+ based on the 2011 movie, “Real Steel”.
The film was set in the not-so-distant future, where boxing has gone high-tech – 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots have taken over the ring. Starring Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter turned small-time promoter, Real Steel is a riveting, white-knuckle action ride that will leave you cheering. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the thrill-packed arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback. Real Steel is a pulse-pounding, inspirational adventure filled with heart and soul.
It will be executive produced by Shawn Levy, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jacqueline Levine, Susan Montford and Don Murphy.
Recently, while promoting his new Netflix film, “The Adam Project”, THR asked if the upcoming Disney+ series was a spinoff of the potential sequel, or would it be its own thing entirely, which he replied:
It’s its own thing entirely, and I am not giving up the hope or the possibility of a sequel as well.
Shawn Levy has previously worked on the first “Real Story” film, along with “Free Guy”, “Night At The Museum”, “Stranger Things”, and many more. He will also be directing the third “Deadpool” film.
Are you looking forward to a brand new series based on “Real Steel”?