I don’t know if there’s a movie that I’m more excited about right now than Pacific Rim. Not only is Guillermo Del Toro just about one of the best directors that I’ve ever seen, especially when it comes to creature-based films, but the film also has a super awesome cast that includes Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Dayb, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff. We haven’t seen a whole lot from the movie lately, but Empire Magazine just released these great new shots from the set.
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.