Dreamworks Studios has just started shooting Real Steel in the metro Detroit area, and already they've delivered some compelling photos from the set! The futuristic film, which appears to be adapted from the same Richard Matheson story that was also the basis for a Twilight Zone episode featuring Lee Marvin, stars Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand and Anthony Mackie.
A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, Real Steel stars 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 (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.
Real Steel is directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Date Night) and is set to come to theaters November 18, 2011.
Check out the first image, featuring Hugh Jackman and his robot boxer, below, and see all of our Real Steel pictures in the gallery!
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