Pacific Rim — Featurette (The Drift)


added: Tue, May 21st '13

Here's the very first featurette for "Pacific Rim," aka Guillermo del Toro's giant robots vs. giant monsters action spectacle, and it gives viewers an inside look at what it takes to drive those giant-sized robot machines, known as Jaegers, which were designed to save the last remaining humans from Godzilla-type creatures that have risen from deep inside the Pacific Ocean. Featuring some new footage from the movie, this behind-the-scenes clip also offers a collection of quick interviews with the cast, including Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi, who play the members of the two-man team that commands a Jaeger with the help of a computer called "The Drift," which connects their memories and instincts together.

"Pacific Rim" is scheduled to open wide on July 12th.

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

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