Guillermo del Toro has released a sneak peak trailer of the new book Pacific Rim: Man, Machines, and Monsters, in stores June 18, 2013. The director highlights the insights into the design of the monsters and the world they inhabit. In addition, a second video offers a look inside the book itself, providing greater details on both the Kaiju and the Jaegers through lavish artwork and detailed set photography. While Pacific Rim: Man, Machines, and Monsters is best experienced first-hand, this exclusive video tour, peering over the shoulder of a reader exploring the book comes pretty close to the real thing.

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About the book, Guillermo del Toro stated the following.

"Pacific Rim has been the best experience in producing a movie and directing a movie that I've ever had, and there's a lot of that joy of the process in this book."

We also have the latest two character posters for you to check out, which includes a look at the Category 4 Kaiju Leatherback and the Australian Jaeger Striker Eureka.

Pacific Rim Character Poster Leatherback
Pacific Rim Character Poster Striker Eureka

Pacific Rim: Man, Machines, and Monsters, the ultimate companion book to the upcoming movie Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim, is set to hit bookstores and online retailers on June 18, 2013. The film, an epic sci-fi action adventure from acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro, opens in theaters July 12, 2013.

The film takes on humanity's struggle to defend itself from a monstrous, otherworldly invasion. When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea, a war begins that will take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special weapon is devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, that are piloted by an international crew of soldiers in the Pan Pacific Defense Corps. But even the Jaegers prove nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, two unlikely heroes-a washed-up former pilot and an untested trainee-team up to pilot a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger on a mission to halt the mounting apocalypse.

Highlights of Pacific Rim: Man, Machines, and Monsters include:

  • Lavish artwork
  • Detailed set photography
  • Revealing commentary from the film's creative team
  • Unique insights into the battle-torn world of 2025 CE depicted in the movie