News: A first tinsey glimpse at the robots of Pacific Rim

San Diego Comicon is just around the corner this month and one of the most anticipated films to debut some footage will be director Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim.  Total Film magazine gave us our first look at actor Idris Elba (Prometheus, Luthor, The Wire) along with the costumes human pilots will be squeezing into for the Robot-on-Giant Monster action film.

Today comes another first look at what will be the loading mechanisms for our humans into their Robot suits.  Each suit is piloted by two pilots and they have to work together to control it.  I imagine we’ll discover what happens when one of the pilots is knocked out or killed.  Anyhow, here’s your look (H/T Shock Till You Drop) at actors Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Green Street Hooligans) and Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Brothers Bloom, Assault Girls) who also play pilots as they get ready for some monster mashing.

Communications Pod - Pacific Rim

For those going to San Diego Comicon. The Pacific Rim footage will be shown on Saturday, July 14th at the Warner Bros/Legendary Panel (2:30 – 5:00 PM) in Hall H.

We’ll be there! Hope to have something to talk about soon after.

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