Both Total Film and Entertainment Weekly have debuted the first images from Guillermo Del Toro’s sci-fi actioner “Pacific Rim”, and his animated movie Pinocchio.
Starting with “Pacific Rim”, the debut image above features Prometheus star Idris Elba in some kind of futuristic aviation suit.
Written by Travis Beacham, the movie is centered around an alternate version of Earth in the near future decades after a historic date in November 2012 when the first towering Godzilla-like beast emerged from a hole in the Pacific Ocean and attacked the city of Osaka, Japan. Since the first attack, the rim has been “spitting out” a variety of gigantic monsters at an increasing rate, which then stride out of the ocean and begin destroying sea-bordering cities, like Tokyo and Los Angeles. In order to combat these monstrous, otherworldly menaces, the military developed the “Jaeger” program, which trains teams of two pilots to jointly operate massive, building-sized mechanized suits of armor and high-tech weaponry.
The movie co-stars Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Willem Dafoe, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr., Diego Klattenhoff and Ron Perlman and is due July 12th, 2013… still over twelve months away.
Once Del Toro has finished filming Pacific Rim, he hopes to move start over to Pinocchio next year. You can check out the early concept art in our gallery below;