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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Idris Elba and "Sons of Anarchy" Star Charlie Hunnam Contend with Colossal Aliens in the First Trailer for "Pacific Rim"

It seems like Idris Elba is giving Will Smith a run for his money as he continues to carve a little niche within the alien movie genre.

Last seen in the mega sci-fi flick of the summer, Prometheus, Elba is teaming up with TV's "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam to face off against GIGANTIC aliens in the Guillermo del Toro-directed film, Pacific Rim.

More on the film below (from Flicks and Bits):

From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure “Pacific Rim.” 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 “Pacific Rim” 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). The ensemble cast also includes Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke.

Del Toro’s behind-the-scenes team includes Academy Award®-winning director of photography Guillermo Navarro, production designer Andrew Neskoromny, editor Peter Amundson, and costume designer Kate Hawley. Slated for release in Summer 2013, “Pacific Rim” is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Admittedly, ever since I became obsessed with "Sons of Anarchy," so came my infatuation with Hunnam. So I'm psyched to see him on the big screen (and in 3D!!!). And, of course, it's great to see Elba in an alien film and possibly saving the day not from the comforts of a spaceship, but actually getting his hands dirty on the ground like real heroes. As Claires Danes would say, holla!!!

As for the trailer itself (below), it's action flick porn in its purest sense. And I'm a fan of del Toro's Hellboy movies (also starring the great Ron Perlman), so I'm curious to see what he did with this.  

Consider my interest officially piqued Who else is anxious to see Pacific Rim when it comes to theaters July 12th, 20313?


Daniel said...

Talent assembled makes me an easy sell, I'll be there opening day.

Dave Enkosky said...

There are no greater pleasures in life than giant robots, sea monsters, and Idris Elba.

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