The first official image from Pacific Rim showed off Idris Elba, and now we have a look at co-stars Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi. The film centers on giant robots known as “Jaegers” fighting off giant monsters called “Kaiju”. Hunnam and Kikuchi play a washed-up pilot and untested trainee, respectively. The duo must use a seemingly obsolete Jaeger to stand as mankind’s last hope against the Kaiju. As you can see, Hunnam and Kikuchi are wearing the same flight suits as Elba’s character, but I have no idea what’s going on with the codpiece on Hunnam’s outfit. I guess if a giant monster hits you in the balls, you want to be well protected.
Hit the jump to check out the image. The film also stars Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff. Pacific Rim opens 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.