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Hollywood is all about armor these days. Not a day goes by that we don’t see at least one new Iron Man 3 suit, but Guillermo del Toro’s also in on the action with his upcoming monsters-versus-robots film Pacific Rim. The director, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures featured Japan’s Coyote Tango on a new poster, but that’s not all. MovieWeb scored the poster featuring Russia’s Cherno Alpha while ComingSoon showed off China’s Crimson Typhoon.
Here’s the film’s 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.
Pacific Rim, which also stars Idris Elba, Ron Perlman and Charlie Day, opens July 13.