Guillermo Del Toro showed the first bit of footage from Pacifc Rim back at Comic Con in July, but the rest of us have had to wait until today to get our first look. It was worth the wait.
The movie is essentially Transformers vs. Godzilla, but with del Toro directing I imagine it will be much more than that. The director recently said making this film “was the best experience I have ever had making a movie, period”, which can only mean good things for us.
Watch the trailer below:
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.
Pacific Rim will be released July 12, 2013.