Check out your first look at the Hugh Jackman sci-fi action movie “Real Steel”. Jackman plays a deadbeat dad and former boxer who goes into the robot boxing business. Basically, robots fighting in the ring. I don’t know, the idea is kinda sketchy, especially since it’s actually robots fighting in a ring. Anyways, the teaser trailer is courtesy of Den of Geek, so here’s hoping the movie’s got some, ahem, punch in it.
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.
Starring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand, Anthony Mackie, Hope Davis, James Rebhorn, Olga Fonda, Dakota Goyo, Julian Gant and directed by Shawn Levy.
Going the distance October 7, 2011.
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