Over the weekend, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. dropped a trailer for Pacific Rim that contains never-before-seen footage from the film to help commemorate the fallen men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.
It’s an important day, folks, so we would like to show our gratitude and honor those Americans by sharing this newwith you directly on Memorial Day. Hold on to your seat and get ready for an epic ride of monsters versus man-made giant robots in Pacific Rim, slated for release July 12, 2013.
The film was directed by Guillermo del Toro and stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Brad William Henke, and Diego Klattenhoff.
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.