Guillermo del Toro’s latest, “Pacific Rim,” has been all over the place in its marketing, and it seems like we’ve reached a new phase of its advertising campaign with a new still that’s been released. The image features leading man Charlie Hunnam and focuses on the fact he’s a Jaeger pilot named Raleigh Becket. His codename, it seems, is Gispsy Danger.
Assumedly we’ll get more of these character shots moving forward. Hunnam might be “Pacific Rim’s” central character alongside Rinko Kikuchi, but there have got to be other major Jaeger pilots out there that Warner Bros. can play up. We’ll be intrigued to see who gets this same sort of front-and-center treatment in the coming weeks.
“Pacific Rim” stars Idris 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.