As the summer movie season officially kicks off this week, we can expect not only Hollywood’s biggest movies to land in theaters, but previews of the rest of this year’s (and possibly next year’s) slate to be teased. One such big-budget spectacle is Guillermo del Toro‘s robot vs. monsters smash-em-up Pacific Rim. Warner Bros. has now released their WonderCon footage reel, which we expect to be repurposed for theatrical use in no time.
Revealing more of our supporting cast, most notably It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia star Charlie Day, it also packs a massive punch (quite literally) with more of the insane scale shown off. Whether it is a fight in space, a toe of our creatures or an entire ship being used as a weapon, it’s hard to imagine another summer film living up to the scope of this one. Check it out below, along with a new poster, for the film also starring Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba and Ron Perlman.
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ sci-fi action adventure “Pacific Rim.” 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 and an untested trainee 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 lands on July 12th, 2013.
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