Following on from the two-minute TV spot released earlier this week, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have now debuted an extended clip from Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming kaiju homage Pacific Rim. Instead of giant robots vs giant monsters, the clip features Idris Elba’s (Thor: The Dark World) Stacker Pentecost laying down the law to Charlie Hunnam’s (Sons of Anarchy) washed up former Jaeger pilot Raleigh Becket; check it out after the official synopsis….
“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.”
Joining Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam in the cast of the $200 million blockbuster are Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Rinko Kikuchi (The Brothers Bloom), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises) and Clifton Collins Jr. (Star Trek).
Pacific Rim hits cinemas on July 12th.