Just when you thought the upcoming slate of streaming projects couldn’t get any more exciting, The Wrap goes ahead and reports an exciting new bombshell. According to an article from Umberto Gonzalez, a series based on the film Real Steel is in early development for release on Disney+. The show is set to have an impressive set of executive producers, with veteran filmmakers Shawn Levy and Robert Zemeckis joined by Jack Rapke, Jacqueline Levine, Susan Montford, and Don Murphy behind the scenes. Levy previously directed the original 2011 film on which the new project will be based, while Montford and Murphy return as producers.
Real Steel tells the story of a struggling former boxer, who enters and navigates the world of robotic combat alongside his young son. The film featured Hugh Jackman in the lead role and was based on the 1956 short story Steel by science fiction writer Richard Matheson. The concept was also adapted into a 1963 episode of The Twilight Zone, under the same title. It’s unknown if the Disney+ series will continue the story established in the movie or serve as a total reboot of the franchise. There is currently no release estimate or cast attached to the project.
Source: The Wrap