Another potential project based on a popular children's toy

Wolfgang Petersen to 'Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em'?

on June 25, 2010
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Source: Pajiba's The Hollywood Cog

According to insiders, director Wolfgang Petersen (Poseidon) is reportedly circling a big-screen version of the popular "Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots". On one hand, the idea might seem like a stretch, but other studios have films in development based on Battleship, the View-Master, and the Magic Eight Ball.

If the project materializes, it will go head-to-head with director Shawn Levy's upcoming action picture Real Steel, which is about future fighting competitions in which the opponents operate giant robots. 

Not much else is known about the project, although Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium) may be writing the screenplay. Poseidon, Peterson's last film, was a massive commercial flop, grossing only $60.6 million against a $160 million budget.

Tags: Wolfgang Petersen, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Real Steel, Shawn Levy, rumors
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