All has been pretty quiet on the Pacific Rim front as of late, but with a panel set for Wondercon at the end of the month, things are starting to rev up again and it is all starting with this picture which was released today.
The picture doesn’t show much, but it features the footprint of a massive Kaiju, the monsters that the good guys are fighting in the film.
Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman and opens in 3D on July 12th.
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.