With so many awesome summer movies headed our way in 2012, it's been a little hard to look to the future without getting lost in the shuffle. Guillermo del Toro has played it smart in keeping mostly quiet on his next project Pacific Rim. Principle photography has wrapped so that Charlie Day can get back to Paddy's Pub and Charlie Hunnam can jump back on his motorcycle, yet we've barely seen any spy pics, or heard any news from the principle cast about their experience.
Today, we get our first real sign that the movie actually exists. The official synopsis. If you had any doubts that this was nothing more than a giant monster movie ode to Godzilla and his ilk, you can squelch that noise right now.
"From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Expect the movie to be presented in 3D, with the first footage screening at Comic-Con 2012.