First Look at Real Steel

Posted June 17th, 2010 at 10:18 am

The first photo from the Dreamworks film Real Steel has arrived providing an opportunity to get at least a glimpse at how the futuristic film will look. In Real Steel the year is 2020 with boxing between humans having been outlawed and replaced by combat between giant robots. Hugh Jackman stars as a former boxer turned trainer/promoter that rescues a robot named Atom from a junkyard and enters it in the World Robot Boxing League. Motion-capture animation is used for when the machines are fighting (and Sugar Ray Leonard advised on those sequences) but 19 actual animatronic robots were built for scenes with the human actors. Real Steel is slated to release on November 18th 2011.