Touchstone Pictures and DreamWorks have released the first theatrical trailer for Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman. The film centers around a washed-up boxing promoter (Jackman) who turns to building an beefy steel contender to do battle with other robots in the boxing ring of the future.
Check out the new trailer below, and see the first promotional images for the film in our Real Steel pictures gallery! Get ready to rumble with robots in October 2011. Hit the jump to read the official synopsis.
A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-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. The film also stars Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand and Anthony Mackie.