When I saw the robots for the first time me and Dakota looked like ten year olds.  Those robots are phenomenal, and they’re pretty expensive, too. It’s amazing in this world where I’m used to a green screen and a stick with a tennis ball on it that Spielberg actually said that Shawn should really have real elements for it if you can.  So, in the movie I don’t think any of you can actually tell which is real or not.  It’s done so well._Hugh Jackman: Real Steel

Hugh Jackman: Real Steel

People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive | Actor
Credits: Real Steel | X-Men | Happy Feet
By: Daedrian McNaughton/Premier Guide Media

Based in part on the short story “Steel” by Richard Matheson, Real Steel comes to life as  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.

“Real Steel” is directed by Shawn Levy (“Night at the Museum” franchise and “Date Night”).

REAL STEEL opens in theaters everywhere Friday, October 7.