Here is an interesting futuristic boxer movie . . . with robots. Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand, and Anthony Mackie star in Real Steel. I wonder if this trailer will run before The Fighter when it comes out. This is Evangeline Lilly’s first post-Lost gig, and I hope she can make it big. I have not really seen her in anything besides Lost, so let’s see how she does being non-Kate. 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.
Reel Steel is in theatres October 7, 2011.