The House of Mouse, Walt Disney Pictures, have unveiled a new featurette for Shawn Levy's Real Steel. Entitled "Main Event," the clip highlights how Hugh Jackman's Charlie Kenton trains a robot, which he and his son find in a junkyard, to be a champion in the World Robot Boxing League. It aslo includes commentary from Jackman and the film's director, who dish on the story. Levy also reveals some interesting tidbits on how boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard choreographed the fights using motion capture. Somewhere Andy Serkis is shaking in his digital boots.
Real Steel, based on the 1956 short story Steel, finds Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at the title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the squared circle. Now working as a small-time promoter, Charlie hopes his latest find, a low-end sparring bot, can rise from the underground to become a champ in its own right. Dakota Goyo stars opposite Jackman as his son, Evangeline Lilly plays his leading lady, while Hope Davis, Anthony Mackie, and James Rebhorn have supporting roles.
The boxing sci-fi drama is prepared to knockout the competition on October 7.