A new TV spot for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim played on US TV last night during the premiere of Under the Dome, and in case you missed it or live here in the UK, Warner Brothers have kindly uploaded the trailer to Youtube.
The two minute extended TV spot is the first very menacing trailer we have seen. Usually the trailers and TV spots have been all about the action and epic scale of the film, but here we actually get to the heart of humans panicking while giant Jaegar robots do battle with massive Kaiju monsters. The whole trailer is given some added tension by a chilling score, and the sound of heavy breathing, before finally heading to a fists in the air type finish as we listen to the Idris Elba’s rousing speech in its entirety. Come on, let’s cancel the apocalypse!!!
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