The 'Pacific Rim' trailer countdown is finally over. Following a teaser-filled viral campaign that began with blueprints for director Guillermo del Toro's giant robots (known as Jaegers) and ending with a nail-biting countdown to its release, the first trailer is here! And the monsters have officially awakened.
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Guillermo del Toro's giant robot epic 'Pacific Rim' has been dolling out the promotional material like candy. Blueprints and viral videos (one of which actually reveals a glimpse of those giant monster Kaiju), and a new site to house all of the material recently launched to start prepping fans for the film's July 12, 2013 release.
While we have a ways to go before actually seeing the film, it seems that Legendary Pictures are pretty confident it'll perform well. In fact, they're already preparing for a 'Pacific Rim 2.' But who's on board for the sequel, and will Guillermo del Toro be back to direct?
In preparation for the first 'Pacific Rim' trailer, hitting sometime in the (hopefully) near future, Warner Bros. has recently kicked off its viral marketing campaign. Other than a Kaiju monster attack emergency broadcast video and a robot blueprint circling the web, though, not much has been revealed in terms of footage from the upcoming film. But that's changing with the next 'Pacific Rim' video, which teases an actual monster attack. So, what do you say? Want to meet one of the Kaiju?
Have you, like us, been counting down the days and minutes until you can catch a glimpse at Guillermo del Toro's monsters-versus-robots epic 'Pacific Rim'? Today brings you the news that you don't have to do the counting down on your own - the film's official site can do it for you, and we've found out just when we'll be seeing some footage from this most anticipated film.
The viral campaign for the Warner Bros. release has begun with the opening of the site, as well as a few minor goodies that will help immerse you into the surreal world of the blockbuster. Check 'em all out after the break.
Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' has become one of the most anticipated big releases of 2013 despite/because of how mum everyone involved been. We know it's about Earth assembling an army of giant robots to combat an invasion of massive monsters and since it's a del Toro film, we know it will look amazing, but other than a few shots of the cast and a tantalizing teaser poster, Warner Bros. has been pretty quiet. Although the trailer for 'Pacific Rim' should arrive with 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' our first real look at the robots in the film may have arrived, hidden away in a video about del Toro's production company.
We have a lot -- a lot -- of genre reports for you today, not including Guillermo del Toro's epic new project said to be a supernatural version of 'The Avengers.' In addition, there are reported updates on the adaptation of Joe Hill's 'Locke and Key' and JJ Abrams' latest monster acquisition.