We might have to wait until the summer to see “Pacific Rim,” but at least we have something to tide us over until then. A new still features Idris Elba and Rinko Kikuchi in what looks like it’s the base where the government operates the robot Jaegers.
The photo comes courtesy of The Lebanese Movie Guide. Though Kikuchi is one of the main characters in “Pacific Rim,” she didn’t get that much screentime in the movie’s trailer, so it’s nice to see her be featured now. And how can we complain about more Idris Elba in our lives?
“Pacific Rim” stars Elba, Hunnam, Charlie Day, 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.