Guillermo del Toro Unveils PACIFIC RIM WonderCon Footage
The response to the Pacific Rim footage screened by Warner Bros. and director Guillermo del Toro at WonderCon earlier this year was extremely positive. Although the footage was meant to be screened only at WonderCon, del Toro and WB have decided to release the new trailer after fans were clamoring to see more of the monster epic. The trailer boasts a great deal of new footage with immense amounts of action between the man-made jaegers and the monstrous Kaiju. Along with new footage, the trailer also gives us our first look at Charlie Day‘s character. Early reaction from those fortunate enough to have seen the film has been overwhelmingly positive, and the film really looks amazing from a visual standpoint. Hit the jump to take a look.
Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff and hits theaters in 3D on July 12th, 2013.
Director Guillermo del Toro had this to say:
This was originally intended for only WonderCon, but after listening to so many of you asking for more of the movie online, I think it’s time for me to show you more footage. Enjoy, my friends!
“2,500 tons of awesome.”
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.
Posted on April 29, 2013, in Trailers and tagged Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, Film, Guillermo del Toro, Idris Elba, Movies, Pacific Rim, Trailers, Warner Bros., Wondercon. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.