Pacific Rim Photo GIves Another Hint At Del Toro's Massive Monsters

By Sean O'Connell 2013-03-18 08:28:06discussion comments
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Because Guillermo Del Toro set the stage by selling his upcoming Pacific Rim as a giant-monsters-versus-giant-robots popcorn thriller, fans have been speculating just how large the action is going to be on screen. The image above, shared via SFX UK, continues to set visual perspective as it whets fans’ appetites for a bigger blockbuster than they’ve ever seen.

Almost all of the promotional materials, from concept art imagery to the longer trailer shared earlier, have done an amazing job of putting Del Toro’s monsters and his Mech monster robots in perspective with humans to show their eclipsing size. We’re still waiting to figure out how the humans – played by Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day – control the robots in their battles against the monsters who emerge from our planet’s seas. But mysteries around Pacific Rim are welcome, because we know that Del Toro can deliver on the sci-fi intricacies and big-screen combat, but the finer details are going to help sell Rim to the casual viewers.

Pacific Rim will be based on an original screenplay by Travis Beacham, focusing on a human response to some surprising creature attacks that devastate a few of our major cities. Where do you think that footprint comes from? Legendary Pictuers says it’s the mark of one of the many Kaiju – the name for the beasts who terrorize our planet. But where might this battle take place?

Rim will be in theaters in July 12. The plot synopsis is below. We might even see another trailer between now and the release date. What do you think of the image above? Are you fired up for Rim, and the latest chaos from Del Toro?
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.”


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