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Guillermo del Toro has a surprise for Comic-Con: The Pacific Rim logo!

07.23.2011by: Jared Pacheco

One of the many anticipated projects of Guillermo del Toro is the giant monster movie PACIFIC RIM, which is what the talented filmmaker has lined up next on his slate. Now needless to say if you go ahead and put a man like Guillermo del Toro smack-dab in the middle of Comic-Con... well something is going to happen.

And something did folks! Del Toro (above) and Legendary have gone ahead and debuted some artwork from PACIFIC RIM. Is it a badge, a logo, a teaser poster? ... Who knows. Fact is the thing is looking pretty solid and can be found by scrolling directly below.

The first is an alternate version of Earth in the near future, decades after a historic date in November 2012 when the first kaiju, a towering Godzilla-like beast, emerged from a hole in the Pacific Ocean and attacked the city of Osaka, Japan. The second is "The Anteverse," another universe on the other side of that gaping portal, 5 miles below our ocean's surface.

Since the first attack, the rim has been "spitting out" a variety of gigantic monsters at an increasing rate, which then stride out of the ocean and begin destroying sea-bordering cities, like Tokyo and Los Angeles. In order to combat these monstrous, otherworldly menaces, the military developed the "Jaeger" program, which trains teams of two pilots to jointly operate massive, building-sized mechanized suits of armor and high-tech weaponry. Within the first act alone, we are given enough detailed background on the god-like Jaeger systems, its shared neural piloting system (called "pons"), and the relentless beasts. But Beacham is an absolute master at immediately establishing characters and their conflicts.

The central character is Raleigh Antrobus, 23, a skilled Jaeger pilot still wrestling emotionally with the loss of his co-pilot and biological brother, Yance, during a mission a year earlier. The ordeal has wreaked havoc on his mind spirit, leaving him with ghostly nightmares of the battle from the shared "pons" experience. After the initial setup, the damaged hero is recruited to re-join the task force in Tokyo, where pilots are in demand, and team with a fellow "leftover," 22-year-old female Japanese pilot Mako Mori. Naturally, the language barrier (among other things) presents an issue for the out-of-sync duo, meaning an even steeper learning curve for the unprecedented pairing.

Meanwhile, Felicity "Flick" Kincaid, a journalist and Yance's former fiancée, circles the globe (ours) to discover answers about this mysterious rift and the origins of its intensifying threat.

PACIFIC RIM sports a very intriguing cast that includes Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi (below) and Idris Alba. Now PACIFIC RIM isn't set to hit theaters until July 12, 2013 but we do know del Toro and company will be tackling a 6-month shoot starting October 31st at the Pinewood Studios lot in Toronto with plans to wrap up around April 2012. So you know what that means right? With the new year should come lots of PACIFIC RIM goods so be sure to keep an eye out for those in the months to come.

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Extra Tidbit: Guillermo del Toro is currently involved in almost every aspect of entertainment including films, comics, video games and books!
Source: Legendary



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