Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim Will Pit Giant Robots Against Giant Monsters

By Josh Tyler | 9 years ago

Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro’s next movie is something called Pacific Rim. That title makes it sound like some sort of boring World War II creation but in reality it’s a massive, effects heavy, sci-fi movie in the mold of the best moments from the world of Godzilla.

We haven’t known exactly what Pacific Rim is about until today, when the guys at Fanboy Confidential uncovered this amazing, unbelievably cool plot 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.

In my head I’m imagining this as a mashup of Robot Jox and Godzilla vs. Megalon, only done with amazing special effects and a script which might, you know, be actually good. I don’t see any way this won’t be one of the must see movies of 2013 when its slated to be released.

Better still, former Hellboy Ron Perlman is set to star along with Idris Elba (he’ll be in Prometheus this summer), and Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses). Great cast, great concept… the only question is will he have the budget to pull something this massive and ambitious off?