Friday, June 14, 2013

Del Toro Talks Jaegers In New Featurette

Jaeger- first I think shots which result in embarrassing behavior followed by mind splitting headaches but then I think of giant robots kicking some monstrous alien ass!

Guillermo Del Toro discusses the concept behind the Jaegers in new featurette for “Pacific Rim”. The influences and passions of his childhood surrounding anime, along with the desire he has to bring into into modern live action for the west. Normally we have to turn to our Asia-Pacific genre brothers for kick ass mecha stuff-which is where I was introduced to this element of sci-fi as a kid. Check out the new featurette below. Del Toro is a testament to the fact that a genre fan doesn’t have to pick on single area to live and breathe. His ability to portray wonderful stories in fantasy, horror and sci-fi are inspiring and affirming.

“Pacific Rim” opens in 3D IMAX and standard theatres on July 12th and stars harlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Brad William Henke and Diego Klattenhoff.

In the near future, giant monsters identified as "Kaiju" have risen from a portal in a crevasse beneath the Pacific Ocean, resulting in a war which takes millions of lives and quickly consumes humanity's resources. To combat this new threat, a special type of weapon is designed: massive robots, known as Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. As time passes, even the powerful Jaegers prove almost defenseless in the face of a relentless enemy. On its last stand and on the verge of defeat, the remaining defending forces of mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—and the weapon they are teamed to pilot; a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the early trials of the mechanical titans. Together, man, woman and machine must stand as the human race’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

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