Yesterday was a great day for humanity: the PACIFIC RIM viral campaign began, and with a bang, giving us some frustratingly fuzzy (yet damn tantalizing) news footage of a "kaiju" going on a rampage in San Francisco. And if that wasn't enough for you, we're lucky to find even more goodies from the flick online today in the form of blueprints for the movie's gigantic warrior robots, aka Jaegers.
The schematics for the Jaegers can be seen below. We're looking at Jaegers from America, Russia, Australia and - I think - Japan, and it's likely we'll see the rest of the globe's designs before long. (Keep an eye on the film's official site, as it appears to be updating regularly now.)
The film's official synopsis: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea and begin a war that would takes millions of lives and consumes humanityís 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 mankindís last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Also, your eyes will want to be glued to the 'net in about two weeks, as the countdown clock on the official site indicates we may be getting our first official trailer for PACIFIC RIM in 13 days as of this writing. (Most likely it will be paired with Warner Bros.' THE HOBBIT in theaters.)