USA Today has got it’s hands on the first two production images from Shawn Levy’s Real Steel. They’ve also released the synopsis which you can read below. To be honest this film baffles me, a movie with Hugh Jackman training robots………I don’t get it, I would have loved to be in the meetings when they were pitching this film, I’m completely confuzzled! On the other hand I really like the cast and I also like the idea of using real robots instead of CGI. Director Shawn Levy’s CV isn’t exactly stellar either, it includes the likes of Night At The Museum, Date Night, Cheaper by the Dozen and The Pink Panther, not exactly light a fire in your belly type material!

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 stars Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand, Anthony Mackie and is Directed by Shawn Levy. Steven Spielberg serves as executive producer for this action sci-fi, which is slated to hit U.S. cinemas on November 18, 2011.