Pacific-Rim-Poster-ExtinctGuillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim hasn’t taken a step out of place since the marketing campaign for the mammoth blockbuster began. Everything that we’ve seen from the film so far has been ever so slightly mind-blowing, and its July release date really can’t come fast enough.

Following the epic new trailer and the awesome new TV spot we’ve seen recently comes a great new featurette, introduced by del Toro himself, going into some interesting detail on some of the original creations in the movie.

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, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman lead a terrific cast.

Del Toro is back behind the camera for the first time since Hellboy II, and he’s directing from a script he co-wrote with Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans).

Pacific Rim will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on July 12th in the US and UK, and that’s definitely a release date you’ll want to commit to memory if you haven’t already. Here’s the great new featurette to set up the premise of what’s known as ‘The Drift’.

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