The Lansing State Journal has posted some photos of Hugh Jackman filming Real Steel at the Ingham County Courthouse in Mason, Michigan. Included are shots of a car being used in the Shawn Levy-directed action drama.
Opening in theaters on November 18, 2011, the film is a gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech. Jackman stars 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.