“Pacific Rim” director Guillermo del Toro takes you behind-the-scenes in a new 4-minute featurette that explores the history of his giant walking robots that are as big as a building, but with more punching power. Let’s see your building try to punch a monster in the face. Or pick up a tanker and use it as a stick to bash a monster with. I don’t care who you are, seeing that in the trailer is just friggin’ cool.
Check it out, check it outers.
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.
Starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, and Ron Perlman.
Del Toro’s warriors do battle this July 12th, 2013.