With director Shawn Levy’s Real Steel getting released October 7th, DreamWorks has sent over seven clips. Produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Durand, Hope Davis, and Dakota Goyo, the film is set in near future when robot-boxing has become the most popular sport in the world. The pic centers on Charlie (Jackman) a former boxer who is attempting to mentor/program a robot to the top of the android-boxing ranks along with his estranged son.
I got to see a screening a few days ago and have to say…the movie is pretty great and the effects are incredible. It definitely has the Spielberg magic and I think a lot of fathers and sons are going to really enjoy it. Also, Levy does a great job with the material and I really think this is his ticket into fandom’s hearts. Trust me, after this opens, you’re going to see a lot of people talking about Levy in a new light. It won’t surprise me when people start mentioning his name on some high profile projects. Hit the jump for the clips and look for new interviews with the cast very soon.
For more on Real Steel, here’s my on set interview with Hugh Jackman and 20 things to know about the movie and my video blog recap from the set visit.