In the good old days, when gasoline was cheap, real steel referred to big, hunky American cars that dominated the roads; in the near future, real steel refers to 2,000-pound robots who stand in for humans in boxing rings. In Shawn Levy's sci-fi drama 'Real Steel,' Hugh Jackman plays an ex-boxer who trains a robot to fight like the champs of lore. The film co-stars Kevin Durand, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Dakota Goyo and Hope Davis, and will arrive in theaters Oct. 7 via DreamWorks and Disney.

Check out the just-released full trailer after the jump.


Here's the official synopsis:

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