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.
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?
Check out the trailer below:
The film is scheduled to hit theaters July 12.