DreamWorks have released a new featurette for Real Steel, Hugh Jackman’s robot boxing movie. The featurette explains the setting and character situations in the film, and shows how boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard helped out with the robot fight scenes.
Real Steel takes place in 2020 and features Hugh Jackman as an out-of-work fighter who bonds with his estranged son when they go to work rescuing a junkyard find named Atom, and grooming it as a potential champion in the World Robot Boxing league. The movie also stars Evangeline Lilly (Lost) as a friend of Jackman, Dakota Goyo as Jackman’s young son and Kevin Durand (Wolverine) as a boxing promoter
The film is directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) who was offered the job by Steven Spielberg, and opens on October 7th.