If you were hoping the first image from Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim would reveal some of the promised giant robots, you’re out of luck, as it’s actually a rather quiet image of Idris Elba wearing a black suit and carrying a helmet.
It’s not particularly revealing, especially as it doesn’t give much hint at the unique style Del Toro is known for. But it’s still our first look, and timesly as Elba is currently in cinema in Prometheus!
As well as Elba, Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, and Charlie Day, Pacific Rim and is due to to open July 12, 2013. Here’s the synopsis: ‘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.’ (Image via MovieHole)