This week the folks responsible for promoting the upcoming film Pacific Rim have done a bit of spilling from behind the scenes as well as right up in front of the cameras. What you're about to see is this film's essence, with several characters wearing futuristic space suits doing battle with monster beasts from the sea. This upcoming film event is being directed by Guillermo del Toro and will appearing in both 2D and 3D as soon as July 12th.
The movie will be rated PG-13, which is a bummer for those of you wishing to see Dredd-style massacres, beast style, but the action within should settle stomaches nonetheless. The images pushed today show Halo-style suits, mech battles, and machines so big they could pinch a helicopter.
While it's obvious this movie won't be entirely serious - we're talking about massive Japanese creatures from the ocean, after all - it's sure to be a hoot. In one image you'll see some Sin City-style mixes of comic-style environment with live-action humans in the center, while in another shows lightening cracking from the sky when the first whale-beast approaches.
This film is coming in with a plot that's about as thick as the budget is sure to be, starting with a war with "legions" of monsters called Kaiju rising from the sea and the humans meant to protect us fighting them off with tower-sized robots called Jaegers.
With a completely strange combination of actors from Charlie Day (from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) to Ron Perlman and back to Idris Elba and Rinko Kikuchi, there's more than a little chance that this film will be a cult classic. This film is being released by Warner Bros. Pictures and will be coming to 2D, 3D, and IMAX theaters near you.