The first official image from Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim was plenty fine — Idris Elba in a futuristic suit is hard to entirely dismiss — but this new shot? More my speed. The fact that it’s less than many would like to see notwithstanding, a scan from EW (via STYD) gives a first glimpse of star Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) and Rinko Kikuchi, as well as a clearer, slightly different peek at the characters’ suits. (They look neat.)
Still no sight of Rim‘s “finest fucking monsters or “finest fucking robots” promised by del Toro himself; those will, with any luck, be saved until the movie actually hits. At this moment, we still have a little something to tide us over before an eventual trailer.
Take a look 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 hits theaters on July 12th, 2013.
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