Real Steel Sequel Already In The Works
Reported by Jay Cochran - 01:50 PM 2011.04.14
is reporting that the Dreamworks robot fighting movie which will star actor Hugh Jackman is already being primed for a sequel.
I'm told the studio has commissioned John Gatins, who scripted the first film, to start on the second installment. It's unusual to see that occur so early, but I can recall it happening when Warner Bros commissioned a Hangover sequel after early tests showed the movie was going to be a big hit.
The movie got positive buzz last month at CinemaCon which took place in Las Vegas, and it would seem robots are all the rage these days thanks to Transformers which also falls under the Dreamworks banner, so no big surprise the company is banking that this one will be another big hit for them.
Real Steel is being produced by Don Murphy, Susan Montford and Shawn Levy who is also directing this one. Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey exec producers.