Guillermo del Toro is back with Pacific Rim, his first movie in five years. Comic-Con footage was so well-received last summer that Warner hired a writer to pen a sequel, just in case. Now the long-awaited trailer is finally online. As previously mentioned, he had $200 million to film giant human-driven robots fighting monsters who rose from an interdimensional portal in the Pacific Ocean. Yes please.
The trailer below will play before The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and introduces an original script in which huge monsters called Kaiju rise from the sea. Guillermo del Toro tells Hero Complex he avoided watching any monster movies while making Pacific Rim because, “I felt there was a chance to do something fresh, something new that at the same time was conscious of the heritage, but not a pastiche or an homage or a greatest hits of everything.”
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. [official synopsis via ENI]
That mounting apocalypse is cancelled. So says
Stringer Bell Idris Elba in the trailer below. You might also spot Ron Perlman, Clifton Collins Jr., and Ellen Mclain (the voice of GLaDOS in Portal) in the trailer below. Oh, and did we mention Charlie Day is in this?
In addition to the GIF above, allow us to summarize the trailer with three more GIFs.
Monsters rise from the sea, and they have a wicked case of the Mondays:
Humans pilot giant robots with futuristic full-body equivalents of the Nintendo Power Glove (it’s so bad).
Then A ROBOT WITH ROCKET ELBOWS PUNCHES A MONSTER IN THE FACE.
I repeat: A ROBOT WITH ROCKET ELBOWS PUNCHES A MONSTER IN THE FACE.
Where can we pre-order tickets?
HD available at Apple. Pacific Rim opens in 3D on July 12th, 2013.