The “Pacific Rim” trailer that lucky WonderCon attendees got to see in March has finally made its way online, and it looks fantastic. If you’ve ever wanted to see a giant robot Jaeger defeat a Kaiju monster by using a massive ship as a baseball bat, then Guillermo del Toro has made the movie for you.
Charlie Day’s involvement in “Pacific Rim” has been intriguing since the get-go, and now fans get their first glimpse of his scientist role. He still has the same crazy energy he has in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” but at least here he is able to harness it for the world’s greater good. Also making a big appearance is Ron Perlman, though his character’s role has not yet been disclosed.
“Pacific Rim” looks like it could be the non-superhero summer blockbuster this year, and it’s exciting to get to see del Toro make the movie he’s long been desperate to make. Hopefully this also catapults Charlie Hunnam into leading man status, since he has been killing it on “Sons of Anarchy” and very much deserves to transition back into film.
“Pacific Rim” stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Willem Dafoe, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr., Diego Klattenhoff and Ron Perlman. It’s due in theaters on July 17, 2013. Here’s the official synopsis:
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.