First look: Pacific Rim trailer

2012-12-13 12:04
Pacific Rim
Cape Town – Warner Bros have followed up the first Man of Steel full-length trailer with a first official look at what sci-fi action pans can expect in the upcoming Pacific Rim – a new movie by Pan's Labyrinth/Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro.

Set in a near apocalyptic future, Pacific Rim tells of an alien attack that threatens the Earth's existence. Giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.

The trailer sheds some light on the look and feel of the giant robot fighters, with scenes of them engaged in massive city battles with the monstrous aliens, known as Kaiju.

Guillermo del Toro has eschewed a star-studded cast in favour of seasoned TV and character actors such as Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) as pilot Raleigh Antrobus, Idris Elba (Luther, Prometheus) as his commander Stacker Pentecost, Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) as trainee Mako Mori, as well as Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy) and Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Horrible Bosses).

The Pacific Rim official synopsis reads:

"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 is set for release in the US on 12 July 2013, and in South Africa on 16 August.

Watch the debut Pacific Rim trailer here. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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