Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures, and Guillermo del Toro are ready to cancel the apocalypse this summer with Pacific Rim, a sci-fi blockbuster about giant monsters and the big-ass robots that fight them.
Guillermo del Toro’s film is set for release on July 12, 2013, but you can catch a sneak peek at Pacific Rim‘s epic scale and impressive special effects with this new trailer, which played at WonderCon back in late March. The footage was exclusive to WonderCon audiences until today, after fans pleaded with the director of Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy to see more action.
Watch the trailer here below.
Charlie Hunnam‘s voiceover sums up the plot perfectly:
Alien life. They came from deep beneath the Pacific. The first made land in San Francisco. The Jaeger program was born. Two pilots, mind-melding through memories with the bodies of machines. We started winning. Then it all changed. They counted on the humans to hide; to fail. They never considered we’d rise to the challenge.
So, just how epic is Pacific Rim? Well, how about a massive metal machine using an oil tanker to smack a Kaiju monster in the face? Yeah, that’s right, a big-ass robot goes Ken Griffey Jr.’s Slugfest on a snarling, scaly beast. Charlie Day, who plays Dr. Newton Geiszler in del Toro’s film, says it best: “Two thousand five hundred tons of AWESOME!”