‘Pacific Rim’ Battles Into Theatres This Weekend!

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This is shaping up to be another big weekend as Guillermo Del Toro‘s robots versus monsters epic finally drops into theaters.  The film centers around the battle between humanity and Kaiju, literally the Japanese word for monsters, in the year 2020.  Humanity has created the Jaegers, giant mechanized robots controlled by two pilots whose minds are connected by a neural bridge, to defeat the Kaiju.

Pacific Rim‘ is interesting because it has no huge stars attached and is an original in a summer of reboots and sequels.  The film does star Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rob Krazinsky, and Del Toro mainstay Ron Perlman. Despite a lack of bankable, A-list stars the film’s budget is around $175 million because of all the CGI (computer generated imagery) and the grand scale of the film.

This is Del Toro’s first turn at directing since 2008’s ‘Hellboy II‘ and has fueled speculation that his delayed film/passion project based on H.P. Lovecraft‘s  classic horror story ‘At the Mountains of Madness‘ may be a go after all.

Here is a featurette that shows how Del Toro’s team developed the monsters in the film:

‘Pacific Rim’ hits theaters July 12 and here’s a trailer to wet your appetities!

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