Vin Diesel To Star In And Produce Live-Action Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots Movie

The Fast & Furious mainstay will beat robots up in the Universal Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots movie.

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A live-action Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots move is in the works by Mattel Films and Universal Pictures, with Fast & Furious mainstay Vin Diesel attached to star in and produce it through his One Race Films label, according to a Deadline report.

The film's screenplay was written by Ryan Engel, who wrote the script for 2018's Rampage and the action-thriller of the same year The Commuter. Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots will follow a father and son who develop some sort of relationship with an advanced war machine. It's unclear what role Diesel will play in the film.

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots is a two-player action toy and game that puts two boxers, the Blue Bomber and Red Rocker, in a ring to knock the other's head off. When talking about the IP, Vin Diesel said it's "truly exciting" to adapt it to a film.

"To take the classic Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em game, with Mattel as my partner, and align it with the kind of world building, franchise making success we have had with Universal, is truly exciting," Diesel said.

Diesel is busy with multiple projects, including the the most-prominent on his hands, F9, which premieres overseas on May 21 and hits theaters on June 25. Diesel is also stretching his legs further into video games, making an appearance in Ark 2 as Santiago Da Costa.

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