From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes the sci-fi action adventure âWarner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim.â
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanityâs 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 heroesâa washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)âwho are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankindâs last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
OscarÂ® nominee Guillermo del Toro (âPanâs Labyrinthâ) is directing the epic sci-fi action adventure from a script by Travis Beacham (âClash of the Titansâ) and del Toro, story by Beacham. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Mary Parent produced the film, with Callum Greene serving as executive producer.
The film stars Charlie Hunnam (TVâs âSons of Anarchyâ), Idris Elba (âThorâ), Rinko Kikuchi (âBabelâ), Charlie Day (âHorrible Bossesâ), Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, and Ron Perlman (the âHellboyâ films).
Del Toroâs behind-the-scenes team includes Academy AwardÂ®-winning director of photography Guillermo Navarro (âPanâs Labyrinthâ), production designers Andrew Neskoromny and Carol Spier, editors Peter Amundson and John Gilroy, and costume designer Kate Hawley. The music is composed by Ramin Djawadi. The visual effects supervisors were John Knoll and James E. Price, and Hal Hickel was the animation supervisor.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures/DDY Production, a Guillermo del Toro film. Slated for release beginning July 12, 2013, the film will be released in 2D and 3D in select theaters and IMAXÂ®, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.