Thread: Pacific Rim
05-24-2012 07:10 PM #1
Little info on Pacific Rim.
It’s common knowledge that Pacific Rim, Guillermo Del Toro‘s sci-fi action epic, is about humans driving massive robots in order to fight massive monsters who are invading the Earth. We know Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy is in it along with Idris Elba from The Wire, Rinko Kikuchi from The Brothers Bloom and Charlie Day from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. We also know it was originally scheduled for release in May 2013 but has now moved back to July 12, 2013.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have now released the official plot description of the film that links a bunch of those dots and reveals that the movie has some Real Steel in it as well. Read it after the jump.
Here’s the official plot description of Pacific Rim:
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.
Thanks to Fanboy Confidential (via Market Saw) for the text.
It’s very likely, with Man of Steel also produced by Legendary and distributed by Warner Bros., that Pacific Rim will have a grand showing at San Diego Comic-Con in a few months. Along with The World’s End, this film is one of my two or three most anticipated of next year.
What do you think of the details revealed above? Two drivers? Neural bridge? Obsolete robot?
05-24-2012 09:19 PM #2
I'm sort of apprehensive about this movie.
Oscar® nominee Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) is directing “Pacific Rim” [MAKES ME HAPPY] from a script by Travis Beacham (“Clash of the Titans”) [MAKES ME SAD].Become a FAN of The Reel Place!
05-24-2012 11:10 PM #3
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05-25-2012 12:58 AM #5
sounds like an anime to me.I hate every ape I see, from chimpan-A to chimpanzee. No, you'll never make a monkey out of me!
05-25-2012 11:32 PM #6
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05-26-2012 08:30 PM #9
Dont you have Amazon Prime? Pretty sure SoA is on there for streaming, in HD...At least like 3 seasons of it or something.
Stringer rules in anything, though.
05-26-2012 09:33 PM #10
06-08-2012 01:50 PM #11
Pic of Stringer Bell in Pacific Rim over at aicn.com
I also agree with the assessment of the The Kidd
Tell me that's not one seriously fuckin' bad-ass suit right there...
09-12-2012 07:08 PM #12
So Pacific Rim is getting the 3D treatment. But sounds like more to do with the WB than Del Toro.
Warner Bros. has strong-armed Guillermo del Toro to convert "Pacific Rim" to 3D.
The alien invasion pic, which bows July 12, has all the ingredients for a 3D tentpole -- giant robots vs. aliens in a planet-wide battle to save humanity. But at Comic-Con in July, del Toro said he was resistant to converting the film to 3D because of the scale and size of the pic's creatures. The director has never released a 3D pic.
In the end, the prospect of the 3D upcharge -- especially overseas -- was likely too much for Warners to resist.
Some naysayers criticized Universal for not releasing similar alien invasion pic "Battleship" in 3D. The big-budget misfire certainly would have paid for its 3D conversion internationally at least. Warner, meanwhile, has been more bullish with the format. (Consider "Wrath of the Titans.")
"Pacific Rim," starring Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam and Charlie Day, is produced by Legendary Pictures' Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni. Travis Beacham wrote the screenplay.
Warner, which also will offer "Pacific Rim" in 2D, expects to finish the pic's conversion in time for a mid-July release date.
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09-12-2012 07:58 PM #14
I am excited and apprehensive at the same time. GDT is one of my all-time favorite directors, and creature features are some of my all-time favorite flicks...this could be good (for me).Intel i5 2500k (@4.7Ghz) + XFX Radeon 7970 3GB RAM! + 16GB DDR3 RAM (STEAM/Origin: Nealon_Greene)
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09-12-2012 08:40 PM #15