Real Steel Movie

Actor Hugh Jackman got the lead role in Real Steel, an upcoming sci-fi movie directed by Shawn Levy and produced by Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks. The story centers on a fighter who has to reinvent himself when human boxers are replaced by robots. The cast also includes Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand, Anthony Mackie, and Evangeline Lilly. The movie Real Steel will hit theaters on November 18, 2011.

Real Steel Trailer

Thanks to USA Today we may have a first look at Hugh Jackman in the movie Real Steel:

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Real Steel Movie

“Hugh Jackman is to play an ex-fighter who becomes a promoter when human boxing is outlawed for being too violent. The new gladiators are 2,000-pound robots with human qualities. The ex-fighter’s access to sub-standard robot parts hampers his hopes for glory in Robot Boxing, until he discovers a discarded robot that always seems to win. The ex-fighter has also discovered he’s the father of a 13-year old son, and they bond as the robot brawls its way toward the top.”

We only see half of the robot on the picture above, but I used photoshop to get a glimpse of the whole thing:

(Please keep in mind that this photoshop picture isn’t an official representation, the real thing isn’t necessarily a mirror image of itself)

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Real Steel Film
This is actually a real robot, no CGI here! But the fighting scenes will use CGI. Director Shawn Levy explains why he has decided to use both real robots and CGI for the film:

“There are some things only visual effects can pull off. But when you give an actor a real thing, in this case a real 8-foot-tall machine, to interact with and do dialogue opposite, you get a more grounded reality to the performance.”

Director Shawn levy

The movie Real Steel sounds promising. Let’s hope that Director Shawn Levy won’t disappoint us!

4 Responses - “Real Steel Movie”

  1. Tim Craiger

    Its been a pleasure working with Shawn Levy and his crew onset as an extra doing the fight scenes. Im sure this movie will be very cool.

  2. Jamie

    Looking forward to this one. Hugh Jackman is one of the few actors who can get me out of the house and in front of a box office rather than waiting for the DVD.

  3. sire

    Yo. ive been waiting for a movie to come out like this for a very long time.. ever sence i was about 5 lol.. looking forward to watching this. I just hope it’s good.!

  4. Carrie Cramer

    This is going to be a great movie for kids and adults!