One of the big dogs who will be doing a lot of barking at Comic-Con next week is Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim – the giant robot versus giant monster epic starring Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr. and Diego Klattenhoff.
An event teaser poster, released in anticipation of next week’s panel, has been revealed to give you a sense of the film’s scope. Just how big are the robots – called Jaegers – going to be? Well, head inside for a bigger look at the art you see on the left.
In the film, legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea and begin a war that would takes millions of lives and consumes 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.
Pacific Rim opens July 12, 2013.