The first official trailer for Hugh Jackman’s robot-boxing movie Real Steel has gone online, and just as the premise promises, there’s plenty of robot-boxing to go around here. If you’re unfamiliar with Real Steel, here’s a quick primer courtesy of the film’s official synopsis:
A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-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.
Co-starring alongside Jackman and Goyo are Kevin Durand (Lost), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) and Evangeline Lilly (Lost and The Hurt Locker).
Real Steel arrives in theaters on October 7, 2011.
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