It’s Memorial Day, which means it’s likely to be a slow news day, and so that’s why the international poster for Shawn Levy’s Real Steel is getting its own article. It’s a big improvement over the domestic teaser poster, which showcased the robot Camelfist Magee (probably not the robot’s real name, but it should be). For those unfamiliar with the movie, it’s about a former boxer (Hugh Jackman) who becomes a promoter for the hot new sport: robot boxing (I have trouble believing this would bypass Foxy Boxing, but whatever). The former boxer reunites with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo) and together they build a new robot and try to take him to the championship. Emotional uplift possibly ensues.
Hit the jump to check out the poster. The film also stars Anthony Mackie, Hope Davis, Kevin Durand, and Evangeline Lilly. Real Steel opens October 7th.
Here’s the official synopsis for 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.