A recent pre-screening for the Guillermo del Toro film, "Pacific Rim" has led to a flurry of positive tweets. Along with that, though, and perhaps in celebration, the studio released a number of new images on Monday.
Among the tweets was one from Looper's Rian Johnson, who posted the following:
Go into Pacific Rim prepared to be transmogrified into a 12 year old. And then to pee your pants with joy. I love it so much.
At the same time, on Monday, Warner Bros. released a set of brand new images, available in the slideshow above.
Wikipedia's synopsis for the film is:
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea, a war begins that takes millions of lives and consumes humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon is devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers prove 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.
It's slready known that del Toro and company are working on a sequel.
The Warner Bros/Legendary picture stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman. It opens on July 12.