While the scrapping of Guillermo Del Toro’s Mountains Of Madness adaptation was a sad thing indeed, the news was alleviated slightly by the announcement that the director would be moving onto a giant monster movie called Pacific Rim. Set for release in July 2013 and with Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba and Ron Perlman attached to star, it’s the sort of thing any movie nerd should be getting ridiculously overexcited about.
We now have an official synopsis for the movie, which you can read after the jump. Needless to say, it sounds immense fun, with not just one monster involved, but ‘legions’, and robots built for the specific purpose of taking them down. Having Clash Of The Titans writer Travis Beacham on scripting duty is a bit of a worry, but it’s the big monster battles that will make the movie and if anyone’s going to make the most out of them, it has to be Del Toro. Again, follow the jump to read the synopsis. You know you want to.[via Fanboy Confidential]
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure “Pacific Rim.”
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.
Oscar® nominee Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) is directing “Pacific Rim” from a script by Travis Beacham (“Clash of the Titans”). Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Mary Parent are producing, with Callum Greene serving as executive producer.
The film stars Charlie Hunnam (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Idris Elba (“Thor”), Rinko Kikuchi (“The Brothers Bloom”), Charlie Day (“Horrible Bosses”), and Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films). The ensemble cast also includes Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke.