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Vlad Yudin was on Fox News promoting 'Generation Iron.' Fox News commentators loved 'Pumping Iron' and see Generation Iron as a remake.

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Russian-born filmmaker Vlad Yudin is getting ready to release “Generation Iron.” The new film, slated for release in early 2013, delves deep into the competitive bodybuilding industry – beneath the blood, sweat, tears and tanned muscles and into the private lives of several Mr. Olympia hopefuls.

“This basically picks up where ‘Pumping Iron’ left off thirty years ago,” Yudin told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column.

“I’m a really big fan of ‘Pumping Iron,’ which was produced by Jerome Gary. He and I had a conversation about the film and we decided we would like to tackle modern day bodybuilding. Bodybuilding is an interesting sport because it is not really talked about in the mainstream world.”

On that note, Yudin also hopes to clear up some common misconceptions that plague the bodybuilding business.

American Media Inc. has partnered with writer/director Vlad Yudin and producing partner Edwin Mejia of the Vladar Company to produce and direct a bodybuilding docudrama titled, Generation Iron. They will follow the world’s top seven bodybuilders as they fight to bring home the 2012 Mr. Olympia title.

Yudin is slated to direct and co-produce the film with Mejia, along with executive producer Jerome Gary (who produced Pumping Iron), executive producer Damon Bingham (Tyson), executive producer David J. Pecker, Chairman and CEO of American Media, Inc., and executive producer Jim Manion, NPC President and IFBB Pro League Chairman.

This film will take an unflinching look into the widely misunderstood world of bodybuilding. Filming was slated to take place in mid-July and the cameras will travel from Brooklyn, NY to Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach, CA, to document the lives of each athlete as they prepare for the “Super Bowl” of bodybuilding. The docudrama will star bodybuilding legends Phil Heath, Kai Greene, Branch Warren and Dennis Wolf and will follow the lives of the athletes as they push their bodies to the limit while preparing for the Mr. Olympia stage at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

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