Pacific Rim Featurette with Guillermo del ToroMay 30, 2013
Take a look inside Pacific Rim‘s jaeger robots in this new on-set featurette with Guillermo del Toro!
The rigs are four stories tall. The actors and actresses are strapped in and move with the set like an amusement park ride, all while sparks rain down or hundreds of gallons of water is thrown at them. Take a look inside a jaeger and what it was like on the set of Guillermo del Toro’s newest film.
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Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Clifton Collins Jr., Rinko Kikuchi and Robert Maillet.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanities 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 mankinds last hope against the mounting apocalypse.