Watch: The Main Event Featurette for Shawn Levy's 'Real Steel' Arrives
by Alex Billington
August 22, 2011
"Get me the main event!" DreamWorks/Disney has unveiled a fantastic featurette for Shawn Levy's Real Steel that takes an inside look at the World Robot Boxing league and the concept, characters, and story behind this action-drama. Real Steel stars Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie and Dakota Goyo as Max, most of whom are featured in this talking about working on the movie. We haven't seen or heard much about this since the official trailer dropped in May, and Jackman's brief Comic-Con appearance, but I'm still excited for this, I think it has the potential to be a very entertaining movie. Enjoy!
Watch the new "Main Event" featurette for Shawn Levy's Real Steel, embedded from YouTube:
"The moment of walking in and seeing these robots, my jaw was on the floor," Jackman said previously. They used motion capture for scenes where robots are actually fighting (with Sugar Ray Leonard as the boxing adviser) and built practical robots for everything else. "There are some things only visual effects can pull off, but when you give an actor a real thing, in this case a real 8-foot-tall machine, to interact with and do dialogue opposite, you get a more grounded reality to the performance." They find Atom in a junkyard and hope to train to become the WRB champion. Real Steel hits theaters everywhere starting October 7th.