In this Real Steel featurette trailer, we see Hugh Jackman with Sugar Ray Leonard learning some boxing moves from the very best for his role as Charlie Kenton, an ex-boxer, and now a struggling promoter who thinks he’s found a champion in a discarded robot. How cool is that?
is an upcoming 2011 American sc-fi film starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Shawn Levy. The film is based on the 1956 short story “Steel” by Richard Matheson, though Levy replaced the story’s dystopian setting with U.S. state fairs and other “old-fashioned” Americana settings. Real Steel was in development for several years before production began in June of 2010.
Filming took place primarily in the U.S. state of Michigan. Animatronic robots were built for the film, and motion capture technology was used to depict the brawling of computer-generated robots. Real Steel is scheduled to be released in both conventional and IMAX theatres on October 7, 2011.
Real Steel Synopsis
In the year 2020, robots have replaced humans in boxing. Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) loses a chance to become a boxing champion when robots take over, and he becomes a small-time promoter. When he has difficulty making a living, he reluctantly teams up with his son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build a robot that can contend for the championship.