Poster Debut: Pacific Rim

The poster for Guillermo del Toro’s newie Pacific Rim has been unveiled at Comic Con (courtesy of Slashfilm). Though the plot had previously been kept under wraps, we now know one thing for sure: it has a giant robot!

The picture stars Sons of Anarchy‘s Charlie Hunnam, Oscar nominee Rinko Kikuchi, the suddenly ubiquitous Idris Elba, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Charlie Day; an eclectic quartet if ever there was one.

Here’s the official plot 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.

Needless to say, we are wildly intrigued. Then again, you only need to say Guillermo is directing to get us excited.

Pacific Rim opens July 11, 2013.

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