Mattel Films, Universal, and Vin Diesel are teaming for a live-action feature take on the classic tabletop boxing-robots game, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots. Vin Diesel will star in the movie and produce with his One Race Films label and partner Samantha Vincent.
The writer of Rampage and The Commuter, Ryan Engle wrote the script, which will follow a father and son who form an unlikely bond with an advanced war machine. Kevin McKeon will lead the project on behalf of Mattel Films.
Diesel said this of the project,
“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,”
“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 yield compelling stories, and we look forward to creating what is sure to be a thrilling action-adventure for the whole family to enjoy with Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots.”