Jackmans Robot Rocky Greenlit

Shawn (Night At The Museumn) Levy will direct the $80 million film, which is based on a short story by Richard Matheson that was adapted into an episode (“Steel”, pictured above) for the fifth season of the original Twilight Zone in 1963, starring Lee Marvin.

Jackman will play an ex-fighter who becomes a promoter when human boxing is outlawed for being too violent and robots take the place of the living fighters. Levy describes the film as a, “rousing sports movie” with Jackman's character being, “a former boxer who can no longer do the only job he's good at, and one particular robot that may be his return to grace.”