SYNOPSIS: When an alien attack threatens the Earth’s existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.
WHY YOU SHOULD GIVE A DAMN: You should believe in Guillermo del Toro. He’s like the Mexican equivalent of Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit), only, he’s more talented than Peter Jackson when it comes to “bare-bones” storytelling.
Watch del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth and try not to get choked up and excited at the same time (not that kind of excited, you sicko).
Watch Blade II and tell me it’s not the best of the trilogy, by far.
And, his Hellboy series is fantastically entertaining, but it’s time for Guillermo to go bigger…better…more epic. Pacific Rim is the kind of epic he deserves. And, boy, it’s gonna be HUGE!
This is going to be del Toro’s biggest budget yet, and with the narrative and CGI prowess this man has, we can only expect to have a monster movie the likes no one has seen before.
Something else of interest: the cast. Del Toro’s cast four of television’s most beloved darlings: Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia), Idris Elba (The Wire) and Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy). That is a cast that is screaming for fan-boy love, and it will receive it, in spades.
WHEN CAN YOU SEE IT: July 2013. The website is counting down for another 10 days from this post, presumably, when the official trailer is released. Can’t wait!!! Here’s some more viral pics to get you as excited as I am.