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Guillermo del Toro's giant monster movie Pacific Rim finds it's composer

02.29.2012by: Jared Pacheco

There's not many projects out there that would make news when hiring a composer. Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM. is one of them. Why? Simple because this thing has some major potential... and considering it's coming from Mr. Del Toro I'd say it's going to not only meet that potential, but surpass it! Seriously... does anybody doubt that?

I didn't think so. Anyway today's news on the project has Ramin Djawadi signing on to work the music for this biotch. Don't take my word for it though. Peep the announcement from del Toro himself:

"After many months we have finally closed the scoring with Ramin Djawadi - whose scores for 'Game of Thrones', 'Prison Break' and Iron Man are amongst my favorites in the last few years."

Set to hit theaters on May 10, 2013, PACIFIC RIM's lengthy rundown reads a little something like this:

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 fiancÚ, circles the globe (ours) to discover answers about this mysterious rift and the origins of its intensifying threat.

The epic film stars Ron Perlman, Idris Alba, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Clifton Collins Jr., Rinko Kikuchi (below), Rob Kazinsky and Willem Dafoe. As always any other PACIFIC RIM news that rolls our way will be passed right along to all of you so be sure to check back soon for more as we hear it.

Extra Tidbit: Ron Perlman and del Toro have worked on several films together including HELLBOY, HELLBOY II, BLADE II and CRONOS.
Source: Del Toro Films

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