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.
Thanks to USA Today we may have a first look at Hugh Jackman in the movie Real Steel:
“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)
The movie Real Steel sounds promising. Let’s hope that Director Shawn Levy won’t disappoint us!