'Real Steel' Filming Caused Chaos in Michigan

September 22, 2010 07:39:01 GMT

A camera helicopter used for the shooting hooked a power line, cutting off a power supply to Sheridan Township.

'Real Steel' Filming Caused Chaos in Michigan
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Hugh Jackman's new movie "Real Steel" briefly caused chaos in rural Michigan on Sunday night, September 21 when a camera helicopter hooked a power line. No one was injured but the incident closed a main road and cut off a power supply to Sheridan Township.

Local Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson tells the Huron Daily Tribune the helicopter, which was equipped with a front-mounted camera, experienced "directional control issues" after snagging the power line.

"Real Steel" will see Hugh Jackman starring as Charlie Kenton, an ex-fighter who becomes a promoter when human boxing is outlawed for being too violent. He then finds a discarded robot that always seems to win. During his struggle to become a successful promoter, he discovers that he has a 13-year-old son, and they bond as the robot brawls its way toward the top.

Dakota Goyo is cast as Kenton's son Max, joined by the likes of Hope Davis, Anthony Mackie and Evangeline Lilly. Directed by Shawn Levy, this action sci-fi is slated to arrive in the U.S. on November 18, 2011.


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posted by DeannaJBailey on Sep 26, 2010
A working robot or not; it is the story line and how it is projected through film that matters.
posted by Actor on Sep 22, 2010
Yes, have to agree... it is BS!!! Gotta change that last comment, guys. They used real robot models for close up shots and detail only. The rest of the action in the film will be in advanced CGI, using a new technology that has never been used and will surpass Avatar.
posted by Michael Stephen Brya on Sep 22, 2010
The human Wayne is correct.I worked on the movie too,and I was the only real robot there.
posted by Wayne on Sep 22, 2010
Thats bullshit. I worked on the film. They use CGI

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