First full trailer from "Real Steel" has hit the web. Rather than focusing on the action, the newly-released video which is obtained via Yahoo! Movies pays more attention to the drama that builds up the film, including the father-son relationship.
At almost the same time, new posters from the sci-fi movie have also gone online. One of the posters highlights a robot called Noisy Boy. Other seven posters explain the rules for competing in the World Robot Boxing (WRB).
Director Shawn Levy, in the meantime, has opened up what he wanted to feature in the movie. Speaking in a recent interview, the director said he wanted to highlight "the father-son drama, the emotion, the kind of rousing sports movie, the Americana of it." He also admitted that the robo-boxing scenes are pieces "of a broader spectrum".
In addition to sharing his idea for the film's storyline, Levy spoke about Hugh Jackman's Charlie Kenton as well. At that time, the director said that Jackman portrays "an a**hole". He even added, "He's not a likable dude."
Surprisingly, Jackman had a similar thought about the character. The actor said, "He abandoned his son at birth, and he hasn't seen him from then until now. He's struggling. He's a human boxer in a world where human boxing is obsolete. He's bitter about how everything has moved on. He's really struggling to make a living for himself."
"He owes money to a lot of people," Jackman further detailed. "And he's disappointed a lot of people. He's trying to survive, but there's a little bit of con man in him. He's desperate. He's losing. He's treading water and going under."
"Real Steel" centers its story on Charlie who lost his chance at a title when 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.
Supporting the film are the likes of Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand, and Anthony Mackie. Written by John Gatins, Jeremy Leven, Leslie Bohem, and Dan Gilroy, the PG-13-rated movie will make its way out nationwide on October 7.