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Hugh Jackman coaches a robot in the first image from Real Steel

Jun. 15, 2010by: Dave Davis

Hugh Jackman's upcoming robo-boxing flick REAL STEEL is starting to gear up, quite literally with gears.

As seen in the photo below, Jackman is giving instructions to "a Samurai-design robot contender called Noisy Boy". In the futuristic story, "motion-capture animation is used in the film when the machines are brawling (with boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard working as an adviser on those), but 19 real-life animatronic giants were created for scenes with the human actors."

REAL STEEL is described as "a Rocky-esque tale of a fighter who has to reinvent himself when human boxing becomes obsolete, replaced by 2000 pound human-like robots." The Dreamworks movie is directed by Shawn Levy (A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 1 & 2), is exec-produced by Steven Spielberg and has a November 18, 2011 release date. It also stars Jackman's WOLVERINE co-star Kevin Durand, THE HURT LOCKER's Anthony Mackie, and perhaps most important of all, "Lost" hottie Evangeline Lilly.

Extra Tidbit: The movie is loosely based on a short story by Richard Matheson (I AM LEGEND), which was also previously adapted into a Lee Marvin "Twilight Zone" episode.
Source: JoBlo.com

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2:58PM on 06/16/2010
Silly.
Silly.
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6:03PM on 06/15/2010

haha

I kinda laughed when I first saw the image. The movie sorta looks sick though
I kinda laughed when I first saw the image. The movie sorta looks sick though
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4:09PM on 06/15/2010
this movie sounds terrible
this movie sounds terrible
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2:18PM on 06/15/2010
First picture caption...."You gonna take that from him...he just called you a Gobot!"
First picture caption...."You gonna take that from him...he just called you a Gobot!"
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1:57PM on 06/15/2010
There was a Nintendo virtual boy game called Teleroboxer about boxing robots. This movie looks meh.
There was a Nintendo virtual boy game called Teleroboxer about boxing robots. This movie looks meh.
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1:10PM on 06/15/2010
While there's not a ton of stuff in the pics, it still looks interesting. I really enjoy the design of the robot, and the premise is like a non-asinine "Robot Jox".
While there's not a ton of stuff in the pics, it still looks interesting. I really enjoy the design of the robot, and the premise is like a non-asinine "Robot Jox".
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12:13PM on 06/15/2010

The pictures??

I don't know. Normally I would trust Hugh Jackman's choices but the pictures look fucking terrible! Like a B movies from the eighties or a japanese commercial...
I don't know. Normally I would trust Hugh Jackman's choices but the pictures look fucking terrible! Like a B movies from the eighties or a japanese commercial...
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12:11PM on 06/15/2010
So when the robot yells "Cut me Mick" is he gonna pull out a blowtorch?
So when the robot yells "Cut me Mick" is he gonna pull out a blowtorch?
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11:54AM on 06/15/2010

Jackman is awesome!

Seriously when is Hugh Jackman going to start winning some oscars? He definitely should have gotten more recognition for his work in The Fountain. I saw a side of Jackman's acting in that film that Ive never seen before. He deserved atleast a nomination for that film.
Seriously when is Hugh Jackman going to start winning some oscars? He definitely should have gotten more recognition for his work in The Fountain. I saw a side of Jackman's acting in that film that Ive never seen before. He deserved atleast a nomination for that film.
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11:05AM on 06/15/2010

Wow...

one step closer to that Robot Jox remake everyone is clamoring for!
one step closer to that Robot Jox remake everyone is clamoring for!
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11:04AM on 06/15/2010
Finally an original concept. I can't believe some of you guys are complaining about this. Go watch your shitty remakes.
Finally an original concept. I can't believe some of you guys are complaining about this. Go watch your shitty remakes.
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10:45AM on 06/15/2010

rocky

i saw the word "rocky-esque" and almost threw up. this will be terribad.
i saw the word "rocky-esque" and almost threw up. this will be terribad.
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10:33AM on 06/15/2010
This movie is going to be awesome. It'll be funny and dramatic, with a cheek full of cheesiness. Can't wait.
This movie is going to be awesome. It'll be funny and dramatic, with a cheek full of cheesiness. Can't wait.
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10:30AM on 06/15/2010
I'll wait for a trailer to make a decision about how I feel about this.
I'll wait for a trailer to make a decision about how I feel about this.
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10:08AM on 06/15/2010
I'll only watch this for Evangeline Lilly.
I'll only watch this for Evangeline Lilly.
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9:39AM on 06/15/2010

LAME

Hugh Jackmans career just jumped the shark.
Hugh Jackmans career just jumped the shark.
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9:23AM on 06/15/2010

Uhhh . . . don't know . . .

. . . wasn't too thrilled at the premise and actually seeing an image sure didn't help. Color me unexcited. First thing that came to mind was a robot crapping nuts and bolts in The Ice Pirates. Weird . . .
. . . wasn't too thrilled at the premise and actually seeing an image sure didn't help. Color me unexcited. First thing that came to mind was a robot crapping nuts and bolts in The Ice Pirates. Weird . . .
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9:07AM on 06/15/2010

It took one picture for me to say "No thanks"

After seeing the scale between the robot and a human i'm out. I thought this was going to be about huge robots in sort of a RobotJock reboot. I don;t want to see the robot from Judge Dread in a fist fight. No thanks.
After seeing the scale between the robot and a human i'm out. I thought this was going to be about huge robots in sort of a RobotJock reboot. I don;t want to see the robot from Judge Dread in a fist fight. No thanks.
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7:13AM on 06/15/2010

Rock-um Sock-um Robots

So basically this is a Rock-um Sock-um Robots movie, without them taking the route of basing it off a kids game... hahaha
So basically this is a Rock-um Sock-um Robots movie, without them taking the route of basing it off a kids game... hahaha
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8:21AM on 06/15/2010
Hahahah that's exactly what i was gonna say
Hahahah that's exactly what i was gonna say
6:19AM on 06/15/2010
Where's my obligatory Evangeline Lilly picture???? HUH!!??
Where's my obligatory Evangeline Lilly picture???? HUH!!??
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1:54PM on 06/15/2010
Damn straight.
Damn straight.
6:03AM on 06/15/2010
Maybe this'll make up for all the times robots *didn't* punch each other in the 'Transformers' movies?

I use the word "movies" loosely, of course.
Maybe this'll make up for all the times robots *didn't* punch each other in the 'Transformers' movies?

I use the word "movies" loosely, of course.
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5:21AM on 06/15/2010
Me seems to likey this concept. It's weird, it's random, and it could work. I don't see Hugh Jackman as a boxer, though. But I think I'm gonna enjoy this flick.
Me seems to likey this concept. It's weird, it's random, and it could work. I don't see Hugh Jackman as a boxer, though. But I think I'm gonna enjoy this flick.
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4:00AM on 06/15/2010

Gimps on ice

Why is this such a crazy concept? We've had robot wars for years, this is just an extension of that.
The horror, the horror!!!
Why is this such a crazy concept? We've had robot wars for years, this is just an extension of that.
The horror, the horror!!!
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3:43AM on 06/15/2010

well...

I'll have to see this because Kevin Durand is awesome.
I'll have to see this because Kevin Durand is awesome.
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2:03AM on 06/15/2010

I hope..

the cathartic ending to the movie is that in the final fight the robot breaks down, and so Hugh has to go put on his old gloves and fight the robots himself.
the cathartic ending to the movie is that in the final fight the robot breaks down, and so Hugh has to go put on his old gloves and fight the robots himself.
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1:15AM on 06/15/2010

This seriously looks like a complete joke, but...

I'll most likely end up seeing it.
I'll most likely end up seeing it.
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1:07AM on 06/15/2010
i can't help but smile. its so absurd and out there and innovative. jackman is the kind of guy that will give the character conviction and a straight face. which is what will sell it.
i can't help but smile. its so absurd and out there and innovative. jackman is the kind of guy that will give the character conviction and a straight face. which is what will sell it.
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1:53PM on 06/15/2010
Well said.
Well said.
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