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IMPORTANT: Syfy Is Making A 'Real Steel'-Style Reality Show About Giant Fighting Robots

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Syfy is making a reality show about huge robot warriors fighting to the death, inspired by the film 'Real Steel.' YES.

#WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

Surveillance footage of a toilet outgrosses flying pirate ships

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Paranormal Activity 3 grossed $54 million over the weekend, outgrossing the previous two PA movies and breaking the <a href="http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/weekends/byseason.htm?season=Fall&p=.htm" target="_blank">previous all-time record for September-October</a> openings held by Jackass 3D.

WEEKEND MOVIE GUIDE

Weekend Movie Guide: Break Out Your Fancy Scorpion Jacket

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Opening in Wide Release This Weekend: The Ides of March, Real Steel Opening in Limited Release This Weekend: The Human Centipede 2 FilmDrunk Recommends: <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2011/09/review-5050-is-an-emotional-roflcopter" target="_blank">50/50</a> This is a pretty tame movie weekend despite huge star power, so the obvious expectation should be that The Ides of March will be the critical darling that is outperformed by Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots: The Movie because your kids think that a robot punching another robot in the balls is HILARIOUS.

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Real Steel Review: A terrifying commercial for a dystopian future

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You can lead a robot to boxing, but you can't make him dance It would make my job a lot easier if Real Steel was as dumb and hilarious as it first sounded, when director <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/11/shawn-levy-talks-real-steel" target="_blank">Shawn Levy said of it</a>: “In a movie filled with these mechanical warriors, at its core ‘Real Steel’ is an incredibly human story.

#FROTCAST

Frotcast 68: Real Steel, Burnsy’s Corner

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[ This week on the Frotcast, we brought on Laremy Legel, rogue gorilla hardass of Film.

#THIS WEEK IN POSTERS

Exposed Nips, Robot Boxing, & Smurfs: This Week in Posters

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  It's been a big week in movie posters, as you may have guessed by the fact that this post is going up a day later than it usually does.

#THIS WEEK IN POSTERS

This Week in Posters: Robot Boxers Have Ewok Hands

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THIS WEEK IN POSTERS: Happy Memorial Day to all, I hope you're out in the sunlight doing things that well-adjusted people do on holidays.

#TRAILERS

Hugh Jackman trains Robot Jox, actually shouts “POW!”

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I've been excited for Shawn Levy's robot-boxing movie, Real Steel, ever since <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/09/real-steel-robot-boxing">Levy said </a>of the project, “In a movie filled with these mechanical warriors, at its core ‘Real Steel’ is an incredibly human story.

Robots

New Real Steel Trailer Punches The Robot

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When people train <a href="../2011/04/yes-lets-teach-the-robots-how-to-box">real robots</a> to box, we take exception to it.

REAL STEEL

“It’s ___ meets ___!” The worst of Hollywood Shorthand

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Hollywood Shorthand has been around for a long time ("It's Citizen Kane meets Surf Ninjas with shades of Kangaroo Jack.

SHAWN LEVY

Dreamworks is betting long on robot boxing

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In six months, Dreamworks is scheduled to release Real Steel, a film from Hugh Jackman and the director of Night at the Museum about robots with mohawks who I'm told the studio has commissioned John Gatins, who scripted the first film, to start on the second installment.

#TRAILERS

Hugh Jackman trains robots to punch other robots in the nuts

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In Real Steel, from the director of Night at the Museum, Hugh Jackman trains robots to box, which is one of the more ridiculous premises I've ever heard.

Robots

Real Steel Bootleg Trailer Totally Punches My Robot

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Somebody heard our complaints about not enough robot fighting in that and released a (probably bootleg) teaser for Real Steel chock full o' robot punching.

SHAWN LEVY

1st pic of Hugh Jackman in ‘Not Another Robot Boxing Movie’

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This is the first picture of Hugh Jackman on the set of Real Steel, from Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy and producers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis.

WOLVERINES

HUGH JACKMAN TO ROBO BOX IN MICHIGAN

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(Oh right, like I'm the a--hole for trying to make the picture relevant.

SHAWN LEVY

MORE INFO ON THE HUGH JACKMAN ROBOT BOXING MOVIE

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When we first heard Night at the Museum's Shawn Levy was directing a movie about robot boxers starring Hugh Jackman (and this before we saw the trailer for Levy's latest, <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/11/date-night-trailer" target="_blank">Date Night</a>), this quote left us with little doubt it'd be a total train wreck: “In a movie filled with these mechanical warriors, at its core ‘Real Steel’ is an incredibly human story.

steven spielberg

ACTUAL PREMISE: HUGH JACKMAN TRAINS ROBOT BOXER

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As <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/09/real-steel-robot-boxing" target="_blank">previously discussed</a>, Real Steel is a futuristic film about robots that box, "but at its core a human story.

UNDERGROUND FIGHT CLUBS

NOT ANOTHER MOVIE ABOUT ROBOT BOXING

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When Peter Berg signed on for Battleship, it meant Dreamworks had to find someone else to direct Real Steel.


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