Round One…. Its Million Dollar Robot…

What do you get if you cross Rocky with The Terminator? We’re not sure, but we think Hugh Jackman’s new film REAL STEEL might have the answer. The movie tells the tale of a fighter who has to reinvent himself when human boxing becomes obsolete, replaced by 2000 pound human-like robots.

The film is based on a short story by Richard Matheson, the man who gave us ‘I Am Legend’ and was adapted to TV screens for an episode of ‘The Twilight Zone’ in the eighties. The fight scenes are being shot using Motion Capture animation to portray fights between different machines. Fight scenes involving human actors were filmed with giant animatronic bots.

Disney sent us the first (of what we hope is many) photos from the upcoming film, check them out below.

REAL STEEL opens in cinemas on November 18th 2011