New 'Real Steel' Teaser Poster

Monday, 23 May 2011 07:49 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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New 'Real Steel' Teaser Poster

This October's Real Steel has a bona-fide movie star in Hugh Jackman, but the film's teaser poster contains neither Jackman's Australian hide, nor his equally Australian hair.  Instead, it visually sets up the film's central mashup conceit: boxing, but with giant robots.  Real Steel is set in a future where the sport of kings is no longer fought by flesh and blood competitors, but by bipedal boxing-bots.  This poster, which debuted over at Comingsoon, conveys that with a simple sci-fi twist on a familiar image.


If the concept is somehow still unclear, the full theatrical trailer lays everything out for your convenience.  In a nutshell, though: Jackman is a former boxer whose shot a championship was ruined by robo-boxing.  Now a down-on-his-luck rock-em, sock-em promoter, he discovers that he has an adorable moppet of a son, played by Dakota Goyo.  Together, they begin training an obsolete bot in the hopes that it can attain the champion status denied our plucky protagonist.

Also in the film are Evangeline Lilly (Lost), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), Kevin Durand (Robin Hood), Hope Davis (American Splendor), and Phil LaMarr (Futurama).  It's directed by Shawn Levy, the purveyor of family comedies like A Night at the Museum and its sequel, as well as Cheaper By the Dozen and Date Night.

Real Steel hits theaters on October 7th.

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