Guillermo del Toro can barely contain his excitement in the following new Pacific Rim featurette, and who can blame him! The film which see’s giant robots fighting enormous monsters is going to be one of the biggest hits of the summer, and I cannot see how this film will fail. It is every movie fans dream come true to see such giants battling it out on screen.
Del Toro himself opens up the featurette saying “The action in the movie is what you would have dreamt to see when you were eleven years old.” In the featurette the director talks about how he created practical effects for the giant robots called Jaegars, and the obstacles they had to overcome to make that happen. It is interesting to see just how the inside of the Jaegar robots were created, so check out the featurette below.
Directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by Travis Beacham, Pacific Rim stars Idris Elba (Prometheus), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Charlie Hunnam (Horrible Bosses), Charlie Day, Clifton Collins Jr, Rinko Kikuchi and Robert Maillet.
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.
Release Date 12th July 2013
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