The teaser trailer for Shawn Levy’s fighting robots movie (no, not that one) Real Steel has debuted online. It stars Hugh Jackman as a former boxer who “trains” a scrappy young robot to become a champ.
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The film imagines a future in which there is no such thing as human boxers, as they have all been replaced by mechanized fighters. Although motion capture technology will be used on the robots during the fighting sequences (legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard is working as an adviser), 19 animatronic robots were created for the rest of the film.
Jackman plays an ex-fighter who bonds with his 11-year-old son (Dakota Goyo) while grooming a junk-yard robot named Atom for the World Robot Boxing league. The film also stars Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie and Kevin Durand.
Real Steel hits Australian cinemas late 2011.
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