Monsterous Synopsis Released For Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’
We all know director/producer/writer/author Guillermo Del Toro is a busy man, with about 600 different projects in development right now in Hollywood. He’s so busy, he cloned himself just so he can finish working on his new monster movie ‘Pacific Rim.’ Not sure what this new movie is about? We weren’t sure either until this press release came out with the official synopsis.
Expect next summer to be filled with robots, monsters and thousands of anime geeks wondering why Del Toro didn’t just make a live-action Neon Genesis: Evangelion movie. Here’s the official press release:
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure “Pacific Rim.”
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.
Oscar® nominee Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) is directing “Pacific Rim” from a script by Travis Beacham (“Clash of the Titans”). Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Mary Parent are producing, with Callum Greene serving as executive producer.
The film stars Charlie Hunnam (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Idris Elba (“Thor”), Rinko Kikuchi (“The Brothers Bloom”), Charlie Day (“Horrible Bosses”), and Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films). The ensemble cast also includes Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke.
Warner Brothers has set a release date of July 12th, 2013. Expect something to be shown at this year’s Comic Con convention in San Diego.