What was known about Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim was the vague promise of a $200million summer 2013 mecha versus kaiju blockbuster from the monster loving director of Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy and Blade 2. Now, the specific story synopsis has been revealed.
“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 film stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Idris Elba (Thor), Rinko Kikuchi (The Brothers Bloom), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses, It's Always Sunny), and Ron Perlman (the Hellboy films). Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans) scripted the project, scheduled to open July 13rh, 2013.