PACIFIC RIM Featurette: What Makes a Jaeger Tick?
“In order for the two bodies to be able to act as one, they need to share memories, instincts, fighting styles, and be able to become essential one. You’re fused with the machine.”
“When you drift with someone, you create an incredibly poignant connection,”says Hunnam.
“Both pilots can see all of each others’ memories and all of each others’ secrets and all of the information in each others’ brains.”Anyway, check it out and tell us what you think: Drift space. That’s quite a special device cooked up by screenwriter Travis Beacham, which immediately puts two characters in an interesting place. Especially in the case of Raleigh and Mako, who are the two main characters – former is a washed-up Jaeger pilot, and the latter is a rookie whose entire family was wiped out in a Kaiju attack on Tokyo. They’re forced to work together when the impending apocalypse requires them to pilot a legendary, but hopelessly outdated Jaeger. Not every character in Pacific Rim is a pilot, however. Idris Elba plays a former pilot who has worked his way up the bureaucratic ladder, while Charlie Day is Dr. Newton Geiszler, an enthusiastic scientist and Kaiju expert. Del Toro’s ‘favourite actor’ Ron Perlman also plays a supporting role as Hannibal Chau, who traffics in illegal Kaiju body parts. Pacific Rim opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on July 12th, 2013.