New Real Steel Featurette Will Get You Ready for the "Main Event"
08.23.11 by BJSprecher
Touchstone Pictures has released a new featurette for director Shawn Levy's (Date Night) upcoming sci-fi sports movie, Real Steel. The movie stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a former professional boxer who is forced to eke out a living as a promoter when robots replace humans in the ring. When Charlie's last robot is trashed in a match, he teams up with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo), who believes Charlie can turn a junked sparring robot into a champion. With commentary from Levy and Jackman, a behind-the-scenes look at boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard's fight choreography, and never-before-seen snippets of robot boxing action, the featurette has everything you need to get ready for the "Main Event."
Real Steel was written by John Gatins, from a story by Dan Gilroy and Jeremy Leven, and is based on the 1956 short story "Steel" by Richard Matheson (I Am Legend). The cast includes Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand, Anthony Mackie, Hope Davis, James Rebhorn and Olga Fonda.