The first trailer for the Hugh Jackman-starring futuristic film Real Steel has hit the Internet.
Synopsis: 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.
The movie also stars Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand and Anthony Mackie.
Real Steel is directed by Shawn Levy (Date Night, Night at the Museum), written by Leslie Bohem and John Gatins and is based on a short story by Richard Matheson.
Real Steel opens October 7, 2011.