Director Guillermo del Toro mentioned that we wouldn't be seeing anything more of the Hollywood giant robot versus invading monsters blockbuster Pacific Rim between San Diego Comic Con and the winter debut of the movie's first trailer. However, Empire magazine has managed to get a quartet of new pilots and setting shots from the set of the July 12, 2013 sci-fi action film.
Describing the movie's robot versus alien conflict, del Toro said in a Collider interview:
"We designed a little over half a dozen Jaegers and they're in the film in one way or another, but the main four that have real set pieces and are there for the body of the movie are Russian, Chinese, American and Australian. Then we have others - the Japanese robot, the first US robot that was built, a German robot... And the Kaiju - we designed about ten, but not all of them appear in main set pieces. The main Kaiju... There are about seven or eight, there's one I keep forgetting but he's gonna be a big surprise."
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.