The newest TV spot for "Pacific Rim" hints that humanity has "one last chance" to strike an offensive attack on the gargantuan monsters that have sprouted out of the ocean. In one scene, actor Idris Elba, playing a military Lieutenant who leads the brave crew of Jaeger pilots, makes the alarming report that his soldiers has only "one final assault" to give everything they got. It's clear that humankind is teetering on the brink of extinction. And yet, the end of the world has never felt so electrifying, thanks in part to filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, who has cooked up an awesome visual treat for the eyes. What better way to spend this summer than watch a colossal battle royale between fist-flying robots and jaw-snapping leviathans -- in 3D, no less. Color us, excited.
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 is directing ‘Pacific Rim’ from a script by Travis Beacham. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Mary Parent are producing, with Callum Greene serving as executive producer.
The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day , and Ron Perlman. The ensemble cast also includes Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke.
Del Toro’s behind-the-scenes team includes Academy Award®-winning director of photography Guillermo Navarro, production designer Andrew Neskoromny, editor Peter Amundson, and costume designer Kate Hawley.
Slated for 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on July 12, ‘Pacific Rim’ is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.