San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Pacific Rim Trailer Description and Q&A Factoids

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Even though we’re all still buzzing about the Godzilla trailer, the good folks in Hall H also got to check out the first trailer for the Guillermo del Toro creature fighting epic Pacific Rim. Read on to hear about what you missed.

Today we are ending the apocalypse” -Idris Elba in Pacific Rim.

The trailer opens with a couple of older fellows with a metal detector walking in the snow. Said detector starts going crazy, they look up, and there is a giant robot missing an arm. The words “To fight monsters/ We made monsters” flash across the screen.

All the while showing HUGE Kaiju-like monsters destroying bridges, being shot at by jets, and then a giant robot (piloted by two pilots brain-linked to each other controlling either the left or right hemisphere of the body). Robots punch monsters. Straight-up wrestling moves. Think a live fight between Jet Jaguar and Chtulhu.

Q&A factoids:

  • There will be rocket punches. Fucking rocket punches.
  • There will be 9 different Kaiju monsters, each with unique abilities.
  • Ron Perlman and Charlie Day are playing scientist type characters.
  • The CGI and sound are incredible. Cinematography is colorful and insane!
  • No motion capture. Del Toro made sure all the robots and monsters were key framed.

    Look for the flick in theatres July 12th of 2013. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff star.

    Travis Beacham’s script is set in 2025, the 12th year of a war against alien creatures who reside in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The story finds a group of humans banding together to create and pilot massive robots to fight the giant creatures threatening to destroy Earth.

    From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim.

    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.

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  • Steve Barton

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    • Rottenjesus

      This and the new Godzilla movie opening in the same summer? I think my head will explode due to kaiju overload and I don’t care!

      • The Buz

        How do you think I felt seeing the trailers back
        to back. I nearly climaxed.