Directed by Shawn Levy is action drama film Real Steel starring Hugh Jackman. The synopsis?
Hugh Jackman plays 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.
The trailer for Real Steel released today, and I can’t help but think of it as a scaled down version of the 1990’s film Robot Jox. Despite the similarities of robots battling, the movie is inspired by the short story and episode of The Twilight Zone written by Richard Matheson.