Dreamworks sent over a new trailer and five new images from their upcoming robot boxing feature Real Steel starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Shawn Levy (Date Night). Here’s the official synopsis:
A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, â€œReal Steelâ€ 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.
I’m not entirely sold on this one, but every time I want to doubt it I begin thinking it may be just absurd enough to really work. Have a look at the trailer below and the new images above and let me know what you think. Real Steel hits theaters on October 7.