When visionary director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) revealed that his kaiju (strange beasts) monsters would do battle against giant robots in his upcoming blockbuster Pacific Rim, he apparently wasn’t joking about the ‘giant’ part.
If you didn’t immediately understand what his fight style is Warner Bros. have released the brand new one-sheet in time for next week’s San Diego Comic-Con and here’s a really big battle robot thing – a Jaeger, indeed. One of those little guys on the robot’s shoulder could be Idris Elba.
Here’s the official blurb:
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.
Check out the first poster below.
Pacific Rim is set to hit theaters on July 12th, 2013.
What’s next? They’re going to show footage, right?