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“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.”
Also starring: Anthony Mackie , Evangeline Lilly, Hope Davis, and Kevin Durand
Directed by Shawn Levy from a screenplay by John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, and
Jeremy Leven. Based on Richard Matheson’s classic SF story Steel. (Previously adapted as an episode of THE TWILGHT ZONE).
Due in theaters October 7th from Dreamworks SKG and Walt Disney Pictures. Rated PG-13. (Via The Movie Reel and Yahoo)
Here’s the first trailer for DreamWorks SKG’s film for Disney’s Touchstone Pictures, REAL STEEL.
Directed by Shawn Levy (NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM), REAL STEEL takes place in the near-future, a time when robot boxers have replaced humans in the ring.
Hugh Jackman (X-MEN) plays one of these replaced fighters, now out of work and trying to bond with the son (Dakota Goyo) he barely knows. (Though you’d never guess it from THIS trailer.) Kevin Durand and Evangeline Lilly also star.
Seem familiar? It’s based on Richard Matheson’s short storySteel, which was adapted into a harrowing episode of THE TWILIGHT ZONE, starring Lee Marvin as the desperate former pugilist.
Screenplay by Leslie Bohem (TAKEN) and John Gatins, after a long history of revisions.
Due out October 7th, 2011.
LOST has come and gone yet you still find yourself going through Kate withdrawal? Worry no more! Here are a few unofficial set photos of Evangeline Lilly from her upcoming film REAL STEEL, starring alongside Hugh Jackman.
REAL STEEL opens in theaters November 18th, 2011