Earlier today, we were presented with a test warning for the Kaiju Emergency Alert Systerm promoting Guillermo del Toro’s new movie Pacific Rim, but it is no longer just a test. Another video from the same YouTube account has been posted that shows a news report of a Kaiju attacking San Francisco (the first place highlighted on the Pan Pacific Defense Corps Map). This is our first glimpse at the Kaiju from Pacific Rim and you can watch it below! Don’t forget to also check out the blueprint for the film’s giant robots.
In the film, legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea and begin a war that would takes millions of lives and consumes 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 (Hunnam) and an untested trainee (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.
Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, and Charlie Day and is set to be released in 2D and 3D on July 12, 2013.