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Pacific Rim trailer: Giant robots and Charlie Hunnam!

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Monsters vs. robots

Pacific Rim is a blockbuster in the making. It has everything we need: monsters, robots and Charlie Hunnam. The British actor headlines the film and gets plenty of screen time in its first trailer.

Monsters vs. robots

Guillermo del Toro is heading back to theaters. This time, the horror master is tackling the sci-fi genre with Pacific Rim. The robot vs. monsters epic could be one of next summer's biggest blockbusters.

To jump-start its promotion, Warner Bros. has released its first trailer. Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) as a washed-up pilot who joins forces with an inexperienced trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) to save the world.

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Earth is being attacked by giant sea monsters called Kaiju. They've killed millions of people, causing all-out war. To combat their advances, humans create massive robots called Jaegers. The robots are weapons controlled by two pilots whose minds are linked.

Hunnam's character has to bring an obsolete Jaeger out of retirement and put it to work. Unfortunately, he and his untested sidekick are the only thing standing between us and the monster apocalypse. Will they have what it takes to succeed?

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Pacific Rim co-stars Idris Elba (Thor), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), Ron Perlman (the Hellboy films) and Clifton Collins, Jr. (The Event).

Check out the trailer below:

The film is scheduled to hit theaters July 12.

What do you think of the first Pacific Rim trailer?

Photo credit: Nikki Nelson/WENN
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