Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim will be lighting up the box office this summer as one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. We saw an awesome first trailer before the end of the year, followed up by three epic posters, giving us so much to look forward to this July.
In preparation for CES 2013, this month’s Consumer Electronic Show, Warner Bros. have put together another brilliant trailer, which Qualcomm have been kind enough to debut for us.
“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.”
Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman lead an excellent cast, with del Toro directing from a script by Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans).
The studio has already set in motion plans for a sequel, and are clearly convinced that this is going to be a big success this year. And to be perfectly honest, we’re pretty convinced as well. It looks immense.
Pacific Rim will be hitting hard in the UK and US in 3D and IMAX 3D on 12th July. Be sure to save the date, because this is going to be a lot of fun. Here’s the new trailer to prove it.