Giant Japanese Techno-Tyrant Mech Looms Over Latest "Pacific Rim" Poster

Hollywood sized homage to Japanese mecha hits theaters this summer

Pan's Labyrinth's Guillermo del Toro will be bringing giant robots versus giant alien invaders to Hollywood in Pacific Rim. The movie will feature a series of national Jaeger mecha including the US' Gipsy Danger, Australia's Striker Eureka, Russia's Cherno Alpha, and, in a new poster, the Giant Japanese Techno-Tyrant COYOTE TANGO.

 

 

previously revealed mech pics include:

 

From the US, Gipsy Danger 

 

From Australia, the Striker Eureka

 

From Russia, Cherno Alpha

 

From Japan, Coyote Tango

 

The movie's 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.

 

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.

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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