Movie News: New Look At Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM...

Written by Kris Heys Wednesday, 04 July 2012

Movie News

Pacific Rim

Here's the second image from Guillermo del Toro's massively anticipated monsters-vs-mechas movie PACIFIC RIM. It's been well over a year since this project first came to light, and they've done awesomely well keeping details close to their chest, but it's high time we find out more! Hopefully they'll reveal more when the project hits Comic Con later this month, maybe even a teaser trailer? In the meantime, take a look at star Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi all suited-and-booted...

Pacific Rim

Sure, so fans of anime have seen this done a million times before, but this is the first time these tropes have been explore on the big-screen. Bring it on!

And for those who missed it last month, here's that first pic of Idris Elba ready for action...

Pacific Rim

Official Synopsis:

From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure “Pacific Rim.”

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Oscar® nominee Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) is directing “Pacific Rim” from a script by Travis Beacham (“Clash of the Titans”). Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Mary Parent are producing, with Callum Greene serving as executive producer.

The film stars Charlie Hunnam (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Idris Elba (“Thor”), Rinko Kikuchi (“The Brothers Bloom”), Charlie Day (“Horrible Bosses”), and Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films). The ensemble cast also includes Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke.

PACIFIC RIM opens July 12th 2013.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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