Warner Bros. has released a new banner and featurette for Pacific Rim. This robot vs monster sci-fi epic is set to blow any comparisons with the giant metal fest that you may know as the Transformers franchise out of the water.
The film stars Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Brad William Henke, Burn Gorman, Clifton Collins Jr., Diego Klattenhoff, Heather Doerksen, Jake Goodman, Larry Joe Campbell, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Robert Maillet, and Ron Perlman.
Guillermo del Toro (The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth, Cronos, Hellboy) directs from a screenplay by Travis Beacham.
Pacific Rim will be released July 12th, 2013.
Featurette: Oversized Robot Set
Here’s the official synopsis for 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.
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