Pacific-Rim-Poster-ExtinctGuillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is all but guaranteed a spot amongst this summer’s most successful blockbusters, with early previews already bringing in very positive reactions.

The scale of del Toro’s monster blockbuster is enormously impressive. One need only watch the first TV spot, which debuted earlier this month, to see that. And with only a few more months until the film hits the big screen, Warner Bros. have debuted a new poster to match that scale.

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 take the lead, making up an awesome cast.

Del Toro is directing from a script by Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans).

Pacific Rim will be released in 3D or IMAX 3D on July 12th in the US and UK. Here’s the awesome new poster to give you a flavour of the Jaegers. This is one of the many films that can’t come soon enough this year.


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Kenji Lloyd
Since graduating, I spend as much time as possible watching films/TV shows, reading books, and listening to music. So getting to write about what I love is nothing short of awesome. Biggest film-related hope for 2014/ever: Guy Ritchie announcing the RocknRolla sequel is finally moving forward.