New image from Pacific Rim featuring Idris Elba and Rinko Kikuchi

The recently released trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s forthcoming film Pacific Rim has created a great deal of excitement for the new monsters vs. robots sci-fi adventure. Now courtesy of the Lebanese Movie Guide, we have a brand new image from the film showing British star Idris Elba (Luther, Thor) and Rinko Kikuchi (The Brothers Bloom, 47 Ronin)…

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 also stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), and Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and is due for release on July 12th, 2013 in 2D, 3D and IMAX.