Vin Diesel to star in live action Robots Rock ‘Em Sock’ Em movie. Mattel Films and Universal have reportedly partnered with Diesel for the live-action film adaptation of the famous tabletop boxing robot game, marking the latest of several future film projects based on popular children’s toys.
The Robots Rock ‘Em Sock’ Em The film will follow a father and son who “form an unlikely bond with an advanced war machine.” Vin Diesel is set to star in a lead role in the film alongside production with his One Race Films label and partner Samantha Vincent. Ryan Engle (Rampage, The traveler) wrote the script. Kevin McKeon will direct the Mattel Films project.
“To wear the classic Rock ‘Em Sock’ Em I play, with Mattel as my partner, and aligning it with the world-building type, franchising success that we’ve had with Universal, is really exciting, “Diesel said in a statement.
“We are proud to bring this iconic piece of Mattel IP to life on the big screen with our tremendously talented partners Vin Diesel, One Race Films and Universal,” added Robbie Brenner, EP of Mattel Films. “Our rich library of franchises continues to produce compelling stories and we look forward to creating what is sure to be an exciting action adventure for the whole family to enjoy. Robots Rock ‘Em Sock’ Em. “
This project follows an earlier report that Mattel Films and Universal Pictures were collaborating on a Fuse film, based on the television series of the same name. Meanwhile, other films that are supposedly in the making at Mattel Films include american girl, Barbie, Barney, Hot wheels, Magic ball 8, Major Matt Mason, Masters of the Universe, Thomas and his friends, ONE, Y View-Master.
Diesel has also been in the headlines lately following the recent release of a new trailer for the upcoming Fast and Furious sequel. F9. Directed by Justin Lin, the anticipated sequel will see Diesel reprising his franchise role as Dom Toretto with John Cena introduced as his long-lost brother, Jakob. With tons of excitement surrounding the film’s long-awaited premiere, F9 It will be released in the United States on June 25, 2021. In a recent interview, Diesel suggested that Paul Walker had “sent” Cena for the sequel.
“I remember once we started getting closer to production, Justin (Lin) and I would talk about how heartbreaking it would be to choose a new Toretto, Toretto’s brother,” Diesel said. “There are so many different directions that you could go. And I remember John Cena going into this Dom Shrine that I had where I was going to meditate and train and start to get into that Dom state of mind. And I remember John going in and … calling to this crazy, but I remember feeling that Pablo, Paul Walker, had sent it. I remember talking to Justin that night and I said, ‘My gut and my heart feel like this is it.
As of now, there is no release date attached to Robots Rock ‘Em Sock’ Emand it is unclear when production will take place. This news comes to us from Term.