Based on Richard Matheson's 1956 short story "Steel", the original screenplay was written by Dan Gilroy and was purchased by DreamWorks for $850,000 in 2003 or 2005 (sources differ). The project was one of 17 that DreamWorks took from Paramount Pictures when they split in 2008. Director Peter Berg expressed interest in the project in mid-2009 but went no further. Levy was attached to the project in September 2009, and Jackman was cast in the starring role in November for a $9 million fee. In the same month, Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider at DreamWorks greenlit the project. Les Bohem and Jeremy Leven had worked on Gilroy's screenplay, but in 2009 John Gatins was working on a new draft. When Levy joined the project, he worked with Gatins to revise the screenplay, spending a total of six weeks fine-tuning the script. Advertising company FIVE33 did a two-hundred page "bible" about robot boxing. Levy said he was invited by Spielberg and Snider while finishing Date Night, and while the director initially considered Real Steel to have "a crazy premise," he accepted after reading the script and feeling it could be "a really humanistic sports drama."
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|Runtime||2 hr 7 min|
|Budget||$110 000 000|
|Premiere: World||$299 268 508 September 6, 2011|
|USA||$85 468 508|
|Other countries||$213 800 000|
|Box Office – Budget||$189 268 508|
|Premiere: USA||$85 468 508 October 2, 2011|
|first day||$8 533 690|
|first weekend||$27 319 677|
|Digital: World||January 24, 2012|
|Parental Advisory||Frightening & Intense Scenes, Profanity, Violence & Gore, Sex & Nudity, ...|
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Real Steel: The IMAX Experience (United States)
DescriptionIn the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling ex-boxer feels he’s found a champion in a discarded robot.
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Secondary, but charming movie. Thanks to the cool Hugh Jackman, good graphics and the correct creation of empathy for the characters. Translated to English
One of my 10 favorite films, I can watch it forever. Excellent visuals, original idea, great acting by Hugh and the chemistry between him and his son. In the end you become very attached to this couple). The ending is somewhat unexpected. Excellent family movie. Translated to English
Before us is a future where brutal sports have long faded into the background, but people still demand spectacle and a new era has come, where not people, but robots enter the ring and this is a truly amazing spectacle. Translated to English
An emotional, exciting film, with decent graphics, good actors, where we are again convinced that money, perhaps, can turn a pile of iron into a combat robot and decide the outcome, but still not win, because true victory is to rediscover hope and Love. Translated to English