Levy On “Steel 2,” Forster On “War” Zombies

The robot boxy boxing flick “Real Steel” just premiered in the UK and the film’s director Shawn Levy has already been floating ideas for a potential sequel. He tells Bleeding Cool:

“Some of the notions we’re playing with… for instance we went very anthropomorphic in both the design and the movement of the robots in this movie, I think we can really blow that out. The class warfare between underworld and [World Robot Boxing], that’s something that seems rich. The evolution of this father and son’s relationship, and Hugh’s relationship with Evangeline… “

Speaking of directors, “Quantum of Solace” helmer Marc Forster has revealed that he’s continuing with his changes to the film adaptation of author Max Brooks’ “World War Z”. Turning a post zombie apocalypse-set anthology tale into a character driven narrative set during said apocalypse wasn’t enough of a change, now the slow moving Romero-style zombies are going to be replaced by “Dawn of the Dead” style Olympic sprinters.

“I feel like we have a little bit different approach, but it doesn’t exclude that they might not eventually be fashioned how George Romero’s zombies move, it’s just a little bit different approach” Forster told MTV News and claims they’re “trying to keep it in the spirit of the book” despite all the alterations.