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Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim Teaser Poster: Who Invited the Iron Giant?

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | July 9, 2012 | Comments ()


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What a great new trend in teaser posters: Giving us NOTHING to work with. Look: A Giant Robot and what appears to be the little Angel and/or the little Devil sitting atop his shoulder. What's this movie about, anyway?

"When an alien attack threatens the Earth's existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace."

From I09:

"This is our first glimpse of what might be the Jaegar, the obsolete giant robot that a washed-up pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) have to team up to pilot, as humanity's last hope against the rampaging giant monsters that have decimated our other giant robot forces."

Wait? I thought we already had a Bathtub Transformers called Battleship. At the very least, Pacific Rim boasts a fantastic cast: Charlie Hunnam and Ron Perlman, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, and Rinko Kikuchi. It will also be Del Toro's first film in five years.

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  • Jezzer

    I wonder how many hits this article got for "rim teaser."

  • Mesmer

    Looks good!

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Why is this not just a Voltron movie?

    (please let there be a live action Voltron movie. Please. With real trained mice - they can't be CGI)

  • googergieger

    The Iron Giant was the first movie that ever made me cry. I mean I knew the robot was going to survive and everything but still. It was his best friend! It was his best friend.

  • Anne At Large

    I still cannot sit through that movie without bawling at the end. Not Possible.

  • alannaofdoom

    Su... per... man...

    I think I just made my plans for tonight.

  • DeistBrawler

    Is this based on an anime? I've seen a fuckload of anime that deals with people battling with giant robots to save some shit from some other shit.

  • googergieger

    You sure it just wasn't the same anime you kept watching over and over?

  • DeistBrawler

    Sure. Just do a google search. It should pop up at least three different ones on the first page.

  • BWeaves

    Why do the giant robots look like giant people in robot suits? There's no reason a robot has to be people shaped, particularly if it needs to defend the earth. Shouldn't it be tank shaped, or gun shaped?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I just got an image of a giant, flying machine gun. Now THAT would be a Bay movie.

    But for the most part, when people think "robot" they think people-shaped (or some other living creature). Otherwise, it's just a machine.

  • John G.

    Like megatron?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Giant robots controlled by people? Do a Battletech movie, already.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Looks like a refurbished Master Chief.

  • twig

    i will surrender all my movie karma if this is awesome. please.

    They've decimated our other giant robot forces?

    PLEASE. PLEASE UNIVERSE MAKE MOVIE BE GOOD.

  • alannaofdoom

    "They've decimated our other giant robot forces?"

    That's my favorite part of the summary. The "other" is just perfect.

  • Strand

    Getting major Teknoman vibes from this movie. I'm thankful that there are still guys like Guillermo del Toro who still have both the studio clout and chutzpah to make these movies in 2012, when everyone else is drifting to safe and unoriginal superhero tentpoles.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    I'm totally cool with del Toro getting into the Sci Fi. I mean, he's no Baynis but...

  • I don't see why, in the event of an alien threat, we'd need giant robots when we already have the most effective weapon ever created at our disposal. The Idris Elba Charismaray.
    Oh no! Alien mothership? One smouldering look later and it'd be a pile of pliant dust.

  • Incidentally the Idris Elba Charismaray is the only known effective defense against the Willem Dafoe Shattergrin.

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