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Real Steel

Looks like 2011 is going to be the year of the mechs, with the third installment of Transformers and now Hugh Jackman’s Real Steel.

Jackman plays 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.

Adapted from a short story “Steel” by Richard Matheson, the author who gave us “I Am Legend” and “What Dreams May Come”. Directed by Shawn Levy who gave us “Date Night” and the “Night at the Museum” films. Not exactly brilliant but we can hope he delivers here. It is set for release on the 7 October 2011.

Here’s the trailer, let us know what you think.

2 replies on “Real Steel”

I like bit bots (I cannot lie) but this trailer looks a tad bland to me. There does seem to be a decent story beneath it, albeit not something we haven’t seen before.

I know, its like a movie based on the rock ’em sock ’em toys
but this looks like a bland movie to reap the leftovers after Transformers ends.