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New image from PACIFIC RIM

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 9:38 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


The marketing for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim has focused around fictional news reports of giant monsters attacking earth thus far, and today we get a snapshot of one of those news reports.  It features a giant footprint, surrounded by ant size people.  For those unfamiliar with the film, kaiju (giant monsters) come out of a portal in the Pacific Rim, and start destroying Earth.  Humanity responds by creating giant robots called “jaegers” to fight the kaiju.

The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman.  Pacific Rim opens in 3D on July 12th.


Official synopsis for 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.


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