Film trailer: 'Real Steel' starring Hugh Jackman

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The Independent Culture

The first official trailer for Real Steel starring Hugh Jackman was released December 9, depicting a Rocky meets Transformers story.

This action drama about the world of high-tech boxing is set in the near-future, following a washed-up fighter who gets his last shot at a comeback when he builds and trains a championship contender - a 2,000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robot.

Footage of boxing arenas is accompanied by Jackman's voice-over: "The human body can only take so much." In a flashback, Jackman gets hit and falls. He continues, "But the steel never stops." Images follow of huge robot boxers in the ring battling it out.

The film is directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum franchise and Date Night), and costars include Kevin Durand ( X-Men Origins, Robin Hood), Evangeline Lilly ( The Hurt Locker).

Real Steel hits theaters in North America and the UK on October 7, 2011.