With plenty of talk surrounding Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming project Pinocchio, it seems the buzz around his next film Pacific Rim has been quiet for just a little bit. Set photos eventually surfaced, but we still have yet to see any of the actors within the feature, which is currently in heavy post-production. Now, the first full detailed synopsis of Pacific Rim has been released, and puts plenty of interesting terminology to the entire sci-fi epic.
Previously, the plot description essentially put the film’s plot in laymen’s terms of soldiers in giant robots kicking the crap out of large ancient monsters who had risen from the deep. Ultimately, think a variation of the climax from every Mighty Morphin Power Rangers episode that featured the heroes getting in the MegaZord to kick the gigantically mutated enemy. The film is a bold and yet very awesome-sounding take for a sci-fi film, and it’s that original idea that has many people very excited about the film.
Now, here is the full press release from Warner Brothers (viaCollider) with the new detailed synopsis in bold:
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.
Del Toro’s behind-the-scenes team includes Academy Award®-winning director of photography Guillermo Navarro, production designer Andrew Neskoromny, editor Peter Amundson, and costume designer Kate Hawley.
Slated for release in Summer 2013, “Pacific Rim” is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.