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.