Originally posted on 12 December 2012. Scroll down for updates.
It seems that all the major studios are releasing trailers for all their upcoming 2013 movies this week. But there was one I was looking forward to more than all the rest – and that is Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures’ Pacific Rim.
I was excited from the very beginning when I heard that Guillermo del Toro, one of my favorite directors, was making a film about giant robots fighting giant monsters. Having grown up watching Japanese monster flicks like Godzilla, I have been waiting for a movie like this my entire life. Though Cloverfield was a noble effort, it lacked the same action and fun – not to mention the fact that we hardly got to see the monster.
As a bonus, the Pan Pacific Defense Corps viral site, through which the trailer was released, also contains news footage of the first Kaiju attack, as well as high-res blueprints for the Jaegers (the giant robots). And is that… GLaDOS from Portal I hear?
Updated 30 April 2013: Pacific Rim’s 12 July release date is fast approaching, but if you can’t wait for your fix of giant-robot-on-monster action, Warner Bros has just posted a new teaser.
The footage was screened at WonderCon last month, and was originally due to be a convention exclusive, but was made publicly available in response to public pressure.
According to a quote from Guillermo del Toro on Warner Bros’ YouTube channel: “After listening to so many of you asking for more of the movie online, I think it’s time for me to show you more footage. Enjoy, my friends!”
Aww. Judging by the latest trailer, the effects ain’t too subtle – but they aren’t too shabby, either.