The Comic-Con onslaught is here, so I’m going to make this quick. USA Today revealed another new image from Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. Much like this pic, the new photo shows off Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) and the painfully cute Rinko Kikuchi suited up in armor and ready to pilot their robot (I’m guessing it takes two to man a ‘bot this friggin’ big).
Head inside for a larger look at the film which opens July 12, 2013 and is previewed at Comic-Con this week.
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.