I was apprehensive towards the robot boxing movie Real Steel when I first heard about it, but it’s becoming more and more intriguing with each new video clip or image released for it. The latest, a making-of featurette entitled ‘Main Event’, goes behind-the-scenes and shows how they brought the robots to life onscreen and how Hugh Jackman worked with Sugar Ray Leonard to learn how to box. Check it out below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
About Real Steel:
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.
Top image: A scene from Real Steel. Courtesy DreamWorks.