It's not too often that I'm sold on a movie based on the synopsis alone, but guess what - that's just the case with Guillermo del Toro's upcoming PACIFIC RIM. I mean, c'mon, it's massive robots fighting giant monsters! What's not to dig? Anyway, read it below and see for yourself.
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.
PACIFIC RIM stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi (below), Charlie Day and Ron Perlman. Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke also appear in the film, which is slated for a July 12, 2003 release.