Guillermo del Toro cancels the apocalypse with new Pacific Rim trailer

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Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. have revealed the trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, the sci-fi epic written by Travis Beacham. Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Idris Elba, Burn Gorman, Charlie Day, Diego Klattenhoff, Clifton Collins Jr., Rinko Kikuchi, Robert Maillet, Max Martini and lands in theaters on July 12, 2013.

In Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, rise from the sea, starting a war that takes millions of lives and consumes 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.