First Footage of PACIFIC RIM’s Giant Robots in Action? UPDATE: No

     November 21, 2012


UPDATE: Steve here. I just spoke to Guillermo del Toro and he wanted to make it clear that the footage in the video has NOTHING to do with Pacific Rim.

Guillermo del Toro‘s visual effects company Mirada has released a promotional video that pitches their use of technology to serve storytelling.  It features a bunch of excerpts of Mirada’s work, the most exciting of which shows a giant robot shooting missiles from his arm.  This is very likely related to Pacific Rim.  It does not appear to be finalized footage, but could be pre-visualization for those robots (called Jaegers), so it’s worth a look after the jump.

And for more on Pacific Rim, check out our interview with del Toro where he talks about the first trailer, the 3D conversion, the sequel, and more.  Starring Charlie HunnamIdris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron PerlmanPacific Rim opens July 12, 2013.

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If you like listening to del Toro speak, make sure to check out our hourlong interview with the man circa Comic-Con:


Official 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.

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