The Robots of "Pacific Rim" Prepare for Battle


Last week, it was revealed that Manila will figure in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ “Pacific Rim” as one of the world cities attacked by sea monsters known as Kaiju. Now, the studios have released the images of gigantic robots known as Jaegers which man created to fight the Kaiju.


The five Jaegers being introduced are Russia’s Cherno Alpha, Japan’s Coyote Tango, USA’s Gipsy Danger, Australia’s Striker Eureka and China’s Crimson Typhoon.

In the film, 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 (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—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.


Oscar® nominee Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) is directing the epic film from a script by Travis Beacham (“Clash of the Titans”). Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Mary Parent are producing, with Callum Greene serving as executive producer.


The film stars Charlie Hunnam (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Idris Elba (“Thor”), Rinko Kikuchi (“The Brothers Bloom”), Charlie Day (“Horrible Bosses”), and Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films).

Opening across the Philippines in July 11 in 3D, 2D and regular theaters, “Pacific Rim” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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