Pacific Rim is one of those big budget films that you almost can't believe are real when they're announced but you flock to see it in the theatres. Simply put, the film has the goods to sell seats. Everything a movie goer could want: robots, Guillermo del Toro, giant alien monsters, Idris Elba, and the list goes on. We've already seen one teaser of the destructive awe that is to come, but stills have been trickling in steadily to continually pique interests. The most recent still, as seen after the jump, isn't the same level of extreme that the trailer displayed, but it gives a candid look behind the scenes of the enormous robot pilots.
The long-short of Pacific Rim is that giant alien monsters have erupted from a crevice in the Pacific Ocean, devastating countless cities and taking millions of lives before special weaponized robots are developed to combat the new threat. Not very short, come to think of it. The behemoth robots are controlled via neural link between two pilots to throw punches and sponge up blows, but eventually mankind can't weather the storm of monster barrages and they must look to a former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and a rookie (Rinko Kikuchi). Idris Elba, featured in the new still, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman also star in the Guilermo del Toro directed film based on an original script by Travis Beacham. They had me at giant robots.
Here we see Rinko Kikuchi and Idris Elba going nose-to-nose outside of their control suits, showing the physical presence that Elba commands. Get hyped for Pacific Rim, dropping this summer on July 12, 2013: