A trailer for Real Steel has been released by DreamWorks. The Shawn Levy directed robot flick has smashed its way online showing off said fighting machines in the ring. Check it out after the jump.
Based on the short story ‘Steel’ by Richard Matheson, Hugh Jackman is Charlie Kenton, a once successful boxer, number two in the world. But things change in the boxing ring, crushing his chance to become number one by replacing humans with 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots. Forced out of the fight and onto the sidelines as a small-time promoter, Charlie barely makes ends meet as he builds and fights robots in underground venues using scrap metal. Help and inspiration comes in the unlikely form of his 11-year-old son Max (Dakota Goyo). Not on the best of terms, Charlie and Max form a bond training a sparring robot they find in the scrap yard.
The trailer shows off the gritty underground where there’s fighting and destruction as Charlie and Max make their way towards the big league where the robots seem bigger, meaner and shinier. there's also promises of arguments, drama and smooches along the way. Let’s just hope that not everything has been given away already. Steven Spielberg was once heavily involved with the project and fought hard to keep it with DreamWorks after their split from Paramount, so if you have faith in Spielberg and his decisions there may be hope for Real Steel yet.
The film also stars Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand, Anthony Mackie, James Rebhorn, Rima Fakih and Karl Yune. Real Steel is set for an October 7 US and UK release. Trailer comes via Yahoo.