Pacific Rim was recently teased with a fake news report but the giant monsters, known as a Kaiju, were mostly obscured and the giant robots, known as Jaeger (pronounced yay-ger) were completely missing. The new trailer not only shows both, it has them slugging it out. After all, what’s the fun in making a giant robot if you’re just going to shoot from a distance. The Jaeger looks like a giant Iron Man but with two pilots that synchronize their movements to control the robot. The Kaiju look really scary, no rubber suits here. Incidentally, the production company is Legendary Pictures, which is bringing back the king of monsters, Godzilla!
RELEASE DATE: 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.