First Look: Hugh Jackman in Real Steel

Here are your first two looks at Hugh Jackman in his new sci-fi action movie “Real Steel”. Directed by Shawn Levy, “Real Steel” is set in the near future (the year 2020), and has Jackman playing a former boxer who, along with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo), tries to make it in the lucrative world of robot boxing. In the pic below, you can see Jackman’s promoter character (presumably) pointing out the target for his robot to fight. I guess.

A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.

Besides Jackman and Goyo, “Real Steel” co-stars Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand, Anthony Mackie, Hope Davis, James Rebhorn, Olga Fonda, Julian Gant.

“Real Steel” goes for the title November 18, 2011.