When the Kaiju rise, who will fight for humanity?  That was the pitch at the San Diego Comic Con when Guillermo del Toro announced Pacific Rim.  It’s been a year, and now we get an official synopsis from the studio.

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”.

The movie stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, and Rinko Kikuchi.

Pacific Rim arrives in July 2013.

via Film School Rejects

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1 Comment

  1. Thomas
    May 24, 2012 at 11:05 am — Reply

    Let me guess, the “Jaeger” from the past will be named “Jet Jaeger” *Snicker*! With a name like Jaegers, they better have Jet Jauger theme song playing somewhere in the movie.

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