New Pacific Rim ‘Oversized Robot Set’ featurette

While Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are throwing all of their marketing might behind the impending Man of Steel, they haven’t quite forgotten about their other big summer tent pole Pacific Rim, and a new featurette has arrived online, with Guillermo del Toro taking us behind-the-scenes of his kaiju homage to explore the ‘Oversized Robot Set’. Check it out below…

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 and an untested trainee — 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 is set for release on July 12th, with a cast that includes Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Rinko Kikuchi (The Brothers Bloom), Idris Elba (Prometheus), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), and Ron Perlman (Hellboy).