Pacific Rim Story Details Revealed?

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-03-11 15:34:01discussion comments
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Following the unfortunate collapse of Guillermo Del Toro's much-anticipated adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At The Mountains of Madness, it was officially announced that the director would instead helm a project titled Pacific Rim, based on a screenplay by Travis Beacham. But unlike the Lovecraft book, which you could easily learn about just by picking up a copy at the local bookstore, Pacific Rim is an original story, meaning that we know absolutely jack shit about it. Or do we?

While they don't claim a source, News In Film has apparently gotten the scoop on the project which sounds absolutely epic. Even better, it would seem that the story has at least been semi-confirmed by Beacham. Still writing the script, the writer took to Twitter today and while didn't deny anything, he, "wouldn't set my watch to it." So what is this bad boy about?

According to the site, the film is set in two separate worlds. The first is a future version of Earth where, in November 2012, a giant monster emerged from the Pacific Ocean and attacked Osaka, Japan. The other world is The Anteverse, where the monster came from. A portal to this world is located five miles under the water. But while one giant monster is bad enough, the truly horrific thing is that the portal continues to spit out all different kinds of beasts that attack coastal cities. In order to fight off and destroy these monsters, the military forms what is called the "Jaeger" program, where pilots are trained to operate giant mechanical suits made of "armor and high-tech weaponry." At the center of the story is a character named Raleigh Antrobus, one of the aforementioned pilots who is sent to Tokyo for his mission.

It's kind of bad timing for this story to come out, seeing as just last night a massive earthquake erupted off the coast of Japan, but I must say that if the plot is anything even remotely close to what's above it might even be able to outscale whatever James Cameron has planned for Avatar 2. It's a shame that we'll have to wait until 2013 to see it.
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