While we have to wait for Hugh Jackman to sharpen his adamantium claws in “The Wolverine,” he’s got another metal alloy based movie on the way this fall in the way of the robot-boxing movie “Real Steel.” A new Japanese trailer for the film (don’t worry, it’s mostly in English with some Japanese voice-over) has dropped, with plenty of new footage to make it worth your while during your next coffee break.
The film is a boxing drama set in the near future where 2,000-pound robots do battle in the ring while controlled by iPad-like devices by human handlers. But more specifically, the film is about a father-son (Dakota Goyo playing the kid) team training an unusual robot to win a boxing championship after Jackman’s fall from glory as an actual human boxer. They essentially bring an “Iron Giant”-like throwaway robot to boxing glory in what is a “Rocky” story told with Transformers. More or less. The studio is already a firm believer in the film, with a sequel already being written, and advance buzz seems to be strong. Anthony Mackie, Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand, Hope Davis, James Rebhorn and Olga Fonda round out the cast, and if it’s decent popcorn fare, we’ll be happy.
The movie opens on October 7th. Check out the clanging metal below. [via Bleeding Cool]