Those poor Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots have long been overlooked by the cinema industry - their brief cameo in Toy Story 2 aside (you can relive that moment below). But now the greatest news ever has been announced by Pajiba: Mattel are developing a Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots movie. Yes, a whole feature film devoted solely to a red and a blue plastic figurine punching each other in the face until one of their necks break.
But who would direct such a deep and involving movie? Wolfgang Peterson would. Duds like Poseidon and Troy aside, Petersen would be a good fit for Mattel's toy, which they're working on with Mandeville Films to produce "a human story about one robot that becomes part human, part robot."
After all, thematically speaking, it's not that dissimilar to Air Force One. If you replace "robot" with "Harrison Ford", "human" with "Gigantic Plane" and "story" with "Gary Oldman". Now it's just a case of seeing what Hugh Jackman's movie Real Steal - about robots replacing (and being controlled by) humans in a boxing ring - makes of its opponent. Who will hit the hardest at the box office? There's only one way to settle it: FIGHT!