Real Steel

(2011)

A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-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.

‘Real Steel 2’ Secretly Being Planned; Hugh Jackman Will Return

‘Real Steel 2’ Secretly Being Planned; Hugh Jackman Will Return

While doing press for his new film This Is Where I Leave You, director Shawn Levy revealed that he has secretly been developing a sequel to his 2011 hit Real Steel for the past 3 and a half years.

Real Steel was released October 7th, 2011.

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EXCLUSIVE: John Rosengrant Talks ‘Real Steel’

Every year, when The Academy Awards nominations are announced, the news feeds are innundated with loads of "reaction" pieces from the trade papers, i.e. the nominees reacting to the news. As luck would have it, I ended up doing the same thing yesterday with visual effects guru John Rosengrant, who I was already scheduled to speak with for his work on Real Steel, which debuted on three-disc Blu-ray, two-disc Blu-ray, and DVD January 24. Just hours before we spoke, John Rosengrant was nominated in the Visual Effects category for Real Steel, which is quite well-deserved, in my opinion.

John Rosengrant served as the animatronic supervisor on Real Steel, which means he and his team at Legacy Effects (formerly Stan Winston Studios), literally created the gigantic robots such as Atom and Noisy Boy for director Shawn Levy's futuristic drama. Take a look at what John Rosengrant had to say below.

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‘Real Steel’ Blu-ray and DVD Debut January 24th

DreamWorks Studios' Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman, muscles its way into the Home Entertainment arena on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On-Demand on January 24, 2012. This visually stunning action-adventure filled with heart and soul is a "must-add" to every home movie collection, delivering a premium in-home experience complete with knockout bonus materials that dive deeper into the action.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack, with its perfect picture and sound, delivers the ultimate punch, offering viewers a variety of supplemental bonus features that take them ringside with Director Shawn Levy on the making of the film. Exclusive features include a bare-knuckled exposé of the life story of Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman), deleted and extended scenes that go deeper into the film and storylines, and a riveting profile with legendary boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard. Plus, the revolutionary Real Steel Second Screen app lets viewers sync their iPad or computer with the Blu-ray movie to peel back layers of effects with progression reels, check out 360-degree turnarounds of the robots, explore seamless branching pods that delve into the cutting-edge technology used to create the fights, and much more.

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Real Steel’ Takes $16.3 Million

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Real Steel’ Earns $27.3 Million

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BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can ‘Real Steel’ Punch Its Way to the Winner's Circle?

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Real Steel’ Cast Interview Featurette

Coming to theaters this Friday, October 7th, is the sci-fi adventure Real Steel, from director Shawn Levy. Hugh Jackman stars as a former boxer reunited with his estranged son to win the upcoming robot boxing championship. Our own Ryan J. Downey recently met up with both Shawn Levy and Hugh Jackman, as well as boxing icon Sugar Ray Leonard, to chat about the movie. Check out our exclusive interview featurette in the clip below.

Real Steel was released October 7th, 2011.

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Third ‘Real Steel’ Clip

DreamWorks Pictures has released the third clip from Real Steel, which debuts in theaters nationwide on October 7. Click on the video player below to watch a scene where Hugh Jackman comes to Anthony Mackie in search of a fight for his robot boxer Noisy Boy.

Real Steel was released October 7th, 2011.

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