Director Guillermo Del Toro has a lot on his plate. He was hard at work on ‘The Hobbit’, he’s been trying to get the Incredible Hulk to our television sets, he just added an adaptation of the classic tale of ‘Pinocchio’ with the Jim Henson Company, and recently he’s been busy wrapping up a mysterious project called ‘Pacific Rim’ that we pretty much knew nothing about other than the fact that it is set to pay homage to classic giant monster movies from the 50s and 60s. But thanks to Collider, we now have official word as to what this movie is about.
According to the official release from Warner Brothers, here’s what we can expect from Del Toro’s first directorial effort since ‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army’:
“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 and an untested trainee—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.”
Written by ‘Clash of the Titans’ scribe Travis Beacham, ‘Pacific Rim’ is set for release during the summer of 2013 and stars Charlie Hunnam (‘Sons of Anarchy’), Idris Elba (‘Thor’), Rinko Kikuchi (‘The Brothers Bloom’), Charlie Day (‘Horrible Bosses’), and Ron Perlman (‘Hellboy’).