J.J. Abrams Producing Swashbuckling Robot Movie

JJ Abrams at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during the opening night event at CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, March 28, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images/2011 Getty Images

Among the new projects on the plate of J.J. Abrams: a project written by his Fringe producers Monica Breen and Alison Schapker called Zanbato, which "involves Japanese history," as per Deadline. Wait, what's that? You're motioning for us to continue? Well, okay, it also involves fighting robots (an important part of Japanese history, as we all learned in school). Oh, you're still not satisfied? Fine, fine: The fighting robots will have swords. They are, then, swashbuckling Japanese robots. The game has been upped, Real Steel. [Deadline]