Guillermo Del Toro can do no wrong in my mind. He’s a flawless and he loves monsters. My kind of director. As you might have heard, he’s making a giant monster vs robots film. When I heard this news, I collapsed from loss of blood due to my nerd boner. The only down fall has been that it’s kept Legendary s’ Godzilla from getting off the ground faster. In the mean time, I’ve taken every morsel of news I can get.
Today’s news: The full synopsis of the film. Before this day we just got the basic premise.which was basically, giant monsters come out of ocean, humanity fights back with giant robots. Here’s a more detailed outline of what to expect.
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure “Pacific Rim.”
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.
Oscar® nominee Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) is directing “Pacific Rim” from a script by Travis Beacham (“Clash of the Titans”). Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Mary Parent are producing, with Callum Greene serving as executive producer.
The film stars Charlie Hunnam (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Idris Elba (“Thor”), Rinko Kikuchi (“The Brothers Bloom”), Charlie Day (“Horrible Bosses”), and Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films). The ensemble cast also includes Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke.
Pretty much sounds like Godzilla vs Gundam via Neon Genesis Evangelion! And Del Toro is making it! Pacific Rim is set to unleash tidal wave of awesome at Comic Con. And you bet your ass my ass will be there to witness it!