(Oh right, like I’m the a–hole for trying to make the picture relevant.)
Good news, Michigan: haha, no we haven’t fixed your sh–ty economy yet, but the Detroit Free Press is confirming that director Shawn Levy’s Real Steel will begin shooting this June, in the Wolverine State.
For those of you unfamiliar with movies about giant metal things that punch each other in the f–king face, Real Steel is the “incredibly human story” of the aforementioned genre; It’s like the Lorenzo’s Oil of robot movies. Hugh Jackman stars as an ex boxer who reconnects with his lost son while training a clunker robot to compete in the futuristic sport of robot boxing.
The movie will be filmed primarily in Michigan at locations in metro Detroit…’Real Steel’ has applied for the state’s film incentives and been approved, according to the Michigan Film Office. [source]
*pantomimes a camera lens with his hands*
Michigan, here we come baby. I can see it now:
EXTERIOR – DAY – AUTO GARAGE
Kid Rock rendition of Seger’s “Night Moves” plays on a radio.
HUGH JACKMAN: Son, there comes a time when you have to fight for what you believe in.
SON: I believe in you, dad. Now go out there and kick some robo-butt!
Jackman smiles at the boy. Reaches back and slaps his son across the face.
Eminem song carries over soundtrack.
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