Pacific Rim pushed out a new image from the film today that features two of the movie’s stars: Idris Elba and Rinko Kikuchi. If you haven’t heard of Pacific Rim, it is the upcoming film from Guillermo Del Toro about inter-dimensional monsters who rise out of the oceans and the giant, man-powered robots who come together to fight them.
Pacific Rim, which also stars Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman opens in 3D on July 12, 2013.
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.