'Today We Are Canceling The Apocalypse' - Trailer For 'Pacific Rim' Surfaces

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by Tambay A. Obenson
December 12, 2012 7:25 PM
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That blasted Inception sound (I don't know what else to call it), seems to be in every other big-budget spectale these days. Thanks Christopher Nolan.

Duuuuuunnnnnnn! Duuuuunnnnn!

Here's your first official trailer for the Warner Bros. Guillermo del Toro-directed epic sci-fi adventure film Pacific Rim, which will be released on July 12th2013.

As an aside, I was surprised to learn that del Toro hasn't directed a film since 2008 (although he's been busy producing work for others).

The film is set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, as the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace.

Idris Elba (in character costume above) co-stars in this adventure, playing a character known as Lieutenant-Commander Stacker Pentecost, commanding officer of star Charlie Hunnam‘s character.

I should note that Tom Cruise was initially attached to play Stacker Pentecost, before he left the project and Elba took over. So it should very well be a plump role; although, the cynic in me is considering the possibility that the character Cruise was originally set to play isn't depicted/written the same way as the character Idris signed up for. From Hollywood's POV, Cruise and Elba aren't exactly interchangeable (at least, not yet), and I'm not just talking skin color.

Travis Beacham wrote the screenplay for Pacific Rim, and Legendary Pictures' Jon Jashni and Thomas Tull are producing.

It'll be released in 3D of course.

I'm a fan of director Guillermo del Toro's work, so curious about this one; although the trailer immediately think of Reel Steel, except outside a fighting ring, and with much larger robots.

Watch and judge for yourselves (Duuuunnnnnnn!):

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6 Comments

  • miktal | December 13, 2012 3:45 AMReply

    I guess it`s just me then.

    I just didn't see anything new in this at all. Monsters destroying city? Boring. Large robots? Boring. Action scenes? Boring. Music? ANNOYING!!!!!

    Tom Cruise dumped on it, it has no real star name and it`s due out a month after Man of Steel and After Earth. Looks like we`ll be roasting turkeys well into next year. Sorry Idris.

  • Wordblaze | December 13, 2012 12:58 AMReply

    um. VOLTRON anyone? LOL.

    Tambay you crack me up! Maybe this 'Duuuuuuuuun' will become as classic as the
    'Jhun Jhun' gavel of Law and Order fame.

  • Micah | December 12, 2012 10:19 PMReply

    Tom Cruise doesn't do supporting roles in big budget films. Hang in there Idris.

  • Troy | December 13, 2012 7:40 PM

    Only because he is the only midget action star of all time. If he stands next to normal people it is apparent that he is the most unbelievable action star next to tyler perry.

  • Ted | December 12, 2012 9:22 PMReply

    Well, I have little doubt the film will be better than Reel Steel.

  • Jug | December 12, 2012 8:19 PMReply

    HAHAHAHA "Inception Sound". I call it Old Steamer. It's like they went & took something out of our frame of reference & made it Futuristic. Dunno who will remember this, but aside from your standard anime, there was an early 90s movie ROBOT JOX. Sooo similar..and I'm still kinda left wanting. Where's that ROBOTECH movie damnit?!

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