Warner Bros. has set the date for Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi project Pacific Rim for July 12, 2013.

Idris Elba is starring along with Charlie Day and Charlie Hunnam, in the film which centers on an alien invasion that threatens earth and the humans who come together to defend it.

Clash of the Titans scribe Travis Beacham is writing the script.

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Production is expected to get under way this fall.

Warner also said Monday that it's moved Steven Soderbergh's thriller Contagion up six weeks to Sept. 9 from Oct. 21.