added: Wed, Dec 12th '12
What's better than a big action movie featuring monsters? A big action movie featuring monsters fighting giant robots, of course! And no, you're not dreaming. Visionary filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro has turned the ultimate geek fantasy into a full-fledged motion picture, and here's the jaw-dropping trailer to prove it.
Watch the first official preview for "Pacific Rim," the highly-anticipated, monster/sci-fi action-adventure about gigantic creatures rising from the Pacific Ocean, only to get into a merciless war with human-operated robot fighters. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman, the film is basically Del Toro's love letter to "Kaiju" movies (Japanese monster flicks) with a "mecha" twist.
"Pacific Rim" will open in theaters this summer, July 12th 2013.
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.
directed by Guillermo Del Toro
starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, Brad William Henke
release date July 12, 2013