We’ve known the basic gist of Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming robots vs. giant monsters film Pacific Rim since it was first announced last year, but now we can share the official synopsis – and it’s pretty wild stuff. Del Toro's latests is part mech-based anime series like Neon Genesis Evangelion, part Godzilla flick, with maybe a touch of Real Steel/Transformers thrown in for good measure. Can Del Toro pull this off?
While we can’t answer that question, the signs would seem to indicate that the filmmaker is lining up all the right pieces to succeed. He’s got a solid cast led by Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba from The Wire, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Charlie Day. He’s got a script that features not only giant robots, but also giant monsters. On top of all that, he’s got himself – and Del Toro has always excelled at taking weird concepts and turning them into entertaining films. When we add all of those things together, we’re pretty confident that Pacific Rim will turn out just fine.
Have a peek at the full synopsis below and let us know what you think. Pacific Rim stomps into theaters on July 12th of 2013.
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
[via /Film and Fanboy Confidential]