Since 2008′s Hellboy II, one of my favorite directors, Guillermo Del Toro, has been linked to all kinds of upcoming movies: The Hobbit, At the Mountains of Madness, Frankenstein, Slaughterhouse-Five and even a new adaptation of the Disney theme park ride, The Haunted Mansion. But, his first actual film in five years will hit theaters this coming July. It is called Pacific Rim. And I predict it will make the Transformers movies look like the kiddie movies they are.
The official synopsis reads like many anime and kid's shows but I have a hunch there will be a lot more to this flick. The viral marketing campaign just began and the trailer will debut December 12th, here is what else we know:
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.
Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Thomas Tull, Callum Greene
Travis Beacham, Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan, Neil Cross
Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Diego Klattenhoff. More cast members here
Warner Bros. Pictures
July 12, 2013
visit the Viral site: http://www.panpacificdefense.com
visit the Official site: http://www.pacificrimmovie.net