What’s not to love about the premise of Guillermo Del Toro’s next film Pacific Rim? It’s giant mechs fighting giant monsters. I don’t really need to know anything more than that.
Del Toro will be at San Diego Comic Con this to launch the film’s promotion ahead of its premier next summer at this time and as part of that promotion, Warners will be giving out a promotional poster that features our first look at the mechs that will be facing off against the attacking monsters. You can click on the picture for a bigger view in which you can just about make out stars Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba on its shoulder.
Warners has also released a plot synopsis for those of you who need more of a reason than just “Mechs versus monsters” to fire your interest in the film –
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.