A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the
near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-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
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
The story takes place in a near future where boxing has
been outlawed because it is considered too violent and has been replaced
by robot boxing in which 2 000 pound robots beat the bejesus out of one another. Hugh
Jackman will play an ex-fighter-turned-fight-promoter. He and his
estranged teenaged son discover a derelict robot that somehow always
manages to win.
Shaun Levy (Night at the Museum I & II)
directs the movie. The script is by Dan Gilroy with rewrites by Les Bohem and John Gatins. Steven Spielberg is executive producer.