First Look at Mech Pilots Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi from Del Toro’s Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim (2013) Movie Comic Con PosterAfter releasing that Comic Con poster (left) for Guillermo Del Toro’s sci-fi monster movie “Pacific Rim”, the studio has released a new pic featuring stars Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Rinko Kikuchi (“Assault Girls”) wearing their robot-piloting suits. I’m still anxious to see actual footage from this movie. It’s either going to blow me away or make me nostalgic for the ’80s movie “Robot Jox”. (The latter is not necessarily something Del Toro probably wants, by the way.)

The film stars Hunnam and Kikuchi as co-pilots of a giant mechanical robot that is humanity’s last line of defense against a bunch of giant invading monsters. It’s basically a Japanese monster movie on a big ol Hollywood budget. It would be super hilarious of Del Toro eschewed CGI for dudes in plastic monster suits, though. Hilarious, but probably also box office poison.

“Pacific Rim” also stars Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, Clifton Collins Jr., Max Martini, Robert Maillet, Burn Gorman, Heather Doerksen, and Larry Joe Campbell.

The battle is scheduled to begin July 12, 2013.

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Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi in Pacific Rim (2013) Movie Image

Via : USA Today