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J.J. Abrams Producing Swashbuckling Robot Movie

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]

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