Pacific Rim is coming and bringing with it a ton of giant robots versus giant monsters action. Over the weekend a photo of a footprint surfaced, teasing the massive scale of the creatures in Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film. Now Legendary Picture has unleashed yet another new photo that reveals a little more about the monsters, called Kaiju, that emerge from the ocean to cause all sorts of ruckus.
When I first looked at this picture, my immediate reaction was: awesome, they have acid blood like Alien. On closer examination, however, my initial interpretation may have been wrong. In my defense, the caption for this photo is, “This is as close as you ever want to be to Kaiju blood,” which implies that you don’t want to touch it. And it does look like it could be eating through this rubber glove. Now I’m more in the Predator, “if it bleeds, we can kill it” camp.
After the rampaging beasts arise from the Pacific floor, humanity builds giant mechs called Jaegers to battle the creatures. Controlled by a pair of human pilots, even these mech suits can’t solve the Kaiju problem completely, and war rages for years, costing millions of lives and using massive amounts of resources. In their darkest moment, on the precipice of defeat, two unlikely heroes step forward. Charlie Hunnam plays a washed-up former pilot who teams up with a rookie (Rinko Kikushi) to take an obsolete Jaeger into battle.
Pacific Rim also stars Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, and Charlie Day, and opens on July 12, 2013.