Real Steel is the story of a plucky robot found in a junkyard, and the estranged father and son who rebuild their relationship by making that robot a champion. It's like your favorite Stallone movies had a baby, and then that baby had a baby with Short Circuit. Then that second baby was raised by Tony Scott. I can tell that it is probably supposed to take place in the not-too-distant future, because it has robots, but I'm pretty sure it comes from some alternate reality where it is still 1988. That alternate reality is much better than ours.
I've had next to no sleep in the past two days and have the attention span of a goldfish, making any real thought impossible. Fortunately, random thoughts on various bits of pop culture news are much more entertaining. Above is a picture that has absolutely nothing to do with anything in this post, but is indisputable photographic evidence of the coming robot apocalypse. This is even more chilling than that chimp riding a segway.
Evangeline Lilly has signed on to costar in "Real Steel," Hugh Jackman's upcoming robot boxing movie. Now, I've really been looking forward to this movie. Sure it's not the Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots movie we've all been dying to see, and the father/son drama aspect kind of makes me think of "Over the Top," but it's still about robots boxing and the director has promised Hugh Jackman will be shirtless. Those two things are pretty much guaranteed to get me in a theater, and I don't need Evangeline Lilly getting her Kate-cooties all over this thing. I friggin' hate Kate.
I can understand why phonagnosia would be a problem, but if I absolutely had to choose only one voice to recognize in my whole life, it would, without a doubt, be the voice of Sean Connery.
I was planning on plugging Free Comic Book Day (Saturday, May 2nd) on here soon, but The Beat had this cool PSA, naturally accompanied by an "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" trailer. Why should you listen to me when you can listen to Hugh Jackman? He's got that sexy Aussie accent. To make things extra easy for you, here's a link to the Free Comic Book Day website, where, in addition to finding a comic shop near you, you can see the comics that will be available.
Hugh Jackman is apparently teaming with television and comic book writer Marc Gugenheim to create a comic book for Virgin Comics to be titled Nowhere Man. Here's what the press release has to say about it:
Story details are being kept under wraps but Virgin officials describe the story as a Sci Fi odyssey set in a groundbreaking vision of the future in which mankind has traded privacy for safety. “I’ve had so much fun in the graphic novel world with the X-MEN franchise that I wanted to get even more involved,” said Jackman about the project. “I am so excited to work with Virgin and Marc and create a compelling character and story that hopefully will also make it to the big screen."
So it's not about the TV show?
Not surprisingly, Jackman's own production company, Seed Productions, is already developing it for film and "other areas." One can only hope this includes radio.