Rock ‘em sock ‘em Robots come to life in DreamWorks new movie ‘Real Steel’. In anticipation of its October release, a new featurette has hit the web giving a glimpse of the movie as well as some behind the scenes action on how they brought the robots to life.
‘Real Steel’ is set in the year 2020 and stars Hugh Jackman (‘Wolverine’, ‘Van Helsing’) as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who no longer boxes when the fight game changes with steel robots now taking over the ring. He has been relegated to being a small time promoter building low end robots to fight. In an attempt to earn a living and pick himself up from despair, he reluctantly teams up with his son, Max to build and train a robot contender they find in a junkyard. Can their robot, Atom, become a World Robot Boxing League champion and give Charlie the comeback he’s always wanted?
The featurette contains some great backstories on how they used motion capture to illustrate the realistic robotic boxing moves. The film’s fight choreography was done by Sugar Ray Leonard himself and the robots’ moves were all done using real life boxers giving the robots a very life like feel to their actions. The actors are also on hand to comment on their thoughts of the making of the movie.
“Real Steel” is directed by Shawn Levy (“Night at the Museum” franchise and “Date Night”) and along with Hugh Jackman, it stars Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie and Dakota Goyo. Below the featurette is the theatrical trailer. So get ready to rumble on October 7th as that’s when the movie will hit a theater near you!