Hugh Jackman stars as an ex-fighter who trains robot boxers that have replaced men in the ring in Real Steel, an action drama from DreamWorks Pictures. And in this video courtesy of DreamWorks, Jackman discusses his character’s involvement in robot boxing, ‘Atom’ the boxer, the film’s robot characters and working with real robots, and training with Sugar Ray Leonard. Real Steel will open in theaters on October 7, 2011.
The Plot: A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, Real Steel 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.