A new image from director Guillermo del Toro’s monsters vs. robots film Pacific Rim has landed online, and it features neither monsters nor robots. Instead, we get a look at the characters played by Idris Elba and Rinko Kikuchi in what looks to be some sort of control room setting. The story finds humans towards the end of a losing battle against giant monsters called Kaiju. In order to combat the creatures, humans have developed their own giant human-controlled robots called Jaegers. Given what we saw in the film’s excellent first trailer, it’s safe to say del Toro isn’t pulling any punches.
Hit the jump to check out the new image. The film also stars Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman. Pacific Rim opens in 3D on July 12, 2013.
Here’s the official synopsis for 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.