This epic new trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s summer sci-fi feature, PACIFIC RIM, was initially premiered and meant as an exclusive-only at Anaheim’s WonderCon a few weeks ago and it’s certainly the best footage we’ve seen so far.
Charlie Hunnam’s robot pilot Raleigh Becket gives us a narrated break down of the futuristic world in which mankind have created gigantic robots, known as Jaegers to battle the equally massive monsters the planet call Kaiju, which we’re unleashed following a disastrous underwater earthquake.
The trailer has been released with the following statement from visionary director del Toro:
This was originally intended for only WonderCon, but after listening to so many of you asking for more of the movie online, I think it’s time for me to show you more footage. Enjoy, my friends!
PACIFIC RIM co-stars Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke. It hits cinemas from 12th July!
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.