Been hearing a lot about Guillermo del Toro’s ode to the Japanese Kaiji movies, “Pacific Rim”, but haven’t seen a single official (or otherwise) thing from it yet. Well, there was that logo (above). But come on, it was a damn logo, not much there. Well, if you’ve been as frustrated as I am, you’ll like this: check out your first official look at co-star Idris Elba in full monster-fightin’ uniform.
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.
Elba’s monster-fightin’ companions include Ron Perlman, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Clifton Collins Jr., Max Martini, Robert Maillet, Burn Gorman, Rinko Kikuchi, Heather Doerksen, and Larry Joe Campbell.
Battlin’ July 12, 2013.
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