Today we have the first full length trailer for Shawn Levy‘s Real Steel. The robot boxing film stars Hugh Jackman and is looking at a November 18th release date. Jackman will play a former boxer who now works as a trainer, training robot boxers. Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand and Anthony Mackie will support Jackman in what looks like a very good film.
It’s essentially an underdog boxing story, but with giant 2000 pounds robot that actually looks really good, at least from what we see in the trailer. I’m a bit worried that the story may feel all too familiar and may just be another Rocky clone but with the addition of the robots, hopefully we’ll see some originality in the film. Other than that though, the film looks great. When I first heard about the concept, robot boxers, I wasn’t totally on board. But after seeing this, my mind has been changed.
Check out the plot synopsis and trailer below.
Charlie Kenton is 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 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.