Image Credit: Chris Hatcher/Photorazzi/PR PhotosHope Davis has been added to the cast of Real Steel, the DreamWorks film starring Hugh Jackman that is described by Variety as the following: “A sci-fi actioner about the new sport of robot boxing, Real Steel revolves around a former boxer who gets one last shot at a comeback when he teams with his long-lost son to train the perfect contender for the high-tech sport.” What is she playing? It doesn’t say, because really, does it matter? “Real Steel.” Hugh Jackman. Fighting Robots. That is all we can comprehend at this time.
That said, let’s make a list of demands for this movie, which will be directed by Shawn Levy (Date Night, A Night at the Museum). I’ll start. Feel free to add on:
1. The movie is called Real Steel, and Jackman is playing a former boxer. I don’t care if it’s the robots doing battle, he must be sweaty and in a wifebeater for at least 50 percent of the film.
2. A throwback ’80s-style ballad must be played over the closing credits. Think Over the Top‘s “Meet Me Half Way” by Kenny Loggins.
3. While we’re talking music, hire Bon Jovi to compose the score. Robot training montage + Richie Sambora’s talk box? PERFECTION.*
*Not sarcasm. Totally serious. I will be seeing this movie.