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Robots hammer each other in the ring in this Real Steel featurette

08.22.2011

While we wait for Wolverine to flash his adamantium-pointed fists on screen again (in a decent movie, let's hope), REAL STEEL is the closest Hugh Jackman will get to dangerous alloys.

The futuristic robo-ROCKY comes from director Shawn Levy (A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 1 & 2) and is based on story by Richard Matheson (I AM LEGEND) that was previously adapted into a Lee Marvin-starring "Twilight Zone" episode. If you want to know how the movie's circuit-filled pugilists were brought to life, check out the new behind-the-scenes featurette below.

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."

Extra Tidbit: Simple enough concept, but looks pretty fun. Bonus: Evangeline Lilly.
Source: Dreamworks

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