Who is old enough to remember all the 'Today, we are *canceling* the apocalypse!' memes surrounding Idris Elba's Stacker Pentecost from Pacific Rim?
It's hard to believe that film was released 10 years ago but we're only three days away from its anniversary on July 12, 2013.
A little while back, director Guillermo del Toro told his social media followers that he was working hard to figure out how to celebrate the occasion and a recent Tweet has revealed that he was able to work something out with Legendary and Warner Bros.
Del Toro previously disclosed that he was hoping for an IMAX 3D re-release of Pacific Rim in Los Angeles to mark the occasion. We'll all have to stay tuned to find out if that turns out to be the "fun", "little something" del Toro is referring to above.
Pacific Rim was a science fiction giant monster film where Earth is at war with the colossal sea monsters which have emerged from an interdimensional portal on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The film starred Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, King Arthur), Idris Elba (Beast, The Suicide Squad), Rinko Kikuchi (Tokyo Vice, Westworld), Charlie Day (The Super Mario Bros Movie., It's Always Sunny), and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts).
Pacific Rim grossed $411 million worldwide from a $180 million production budget.
Legendary Pictures wished to move forward with a sequel but their distribution deal with Warner Bros. had run its course, leading to the film studio partnering with Universal Pictures for a sequel, 2018's Pacific Rim Uprising. That film introduced John Boyega as the new lead of the franchise.
A Netflix anime series, Pacific Rim: The Black, would also be released in 2021.
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 heroesa 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.
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