A future-set story where robot boxing is a popular sport and centered on a struggling promoter (Jackman) who thinks he’s found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he also discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.
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Dreamworks Studios Presents “REAL STEEL” A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech. “REAL STEEL”. Hugh Jackman stars 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. “REAL STEEL” begins 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.
“REAL STEEL” is directed by Shawn Levy (“Night at the Museum” franchise and “Date Night”).