The first trailer for Shawn Levy’s Real Steel has leaked onto the net and you can check it out after the jump. Originally the trailer was going to premiere on ESPN tonight, but as is often the case, it leaked early. As you might have just seen, I visited the editing room of Real Steel earlier this week and saw about ten minutes of the film and interviewed Levy. I learned that none of the effects in the teaser are final, and the footage you’re about to watch only skims the surface in terms of story and what the movie is about.
I’ll be honest, I think the teaser is decent, but not a home-run. I say this because after watching ten minutes of footage, there is a lot more to Real Steel than what’s in this teaser and I really think this film is going to surprise audiences when it gets released in October, 2011. Hit the jump to check it out for yourself and make sure to read my edit bay visit!
Here’s the synopsis. Thanks to Max for the heads up.
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. The film also stars Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand and Anthony Mackie.