Tonight the Apocalypse ended in the centre of London when Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim was given the red carpet treatment for the films European premier at BFI Imax cinema.
Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Robert Kazinsky and director Guillermo del Toro where all in attendance and it was Elba who as overly excited about the premier been in his hometown: “I think that’s probably one of the best part of it – this is my hometown and this is a big Hollywood film, and here I am in London, on the South Bank. I love it.” he told the guardian.
Pacific Rim tells the story of earth comes under attack from giant monsters called Kaiju who rise from the sea. To combat the attacks the humans create giant robots named Jaegers but as things start to look gloomy Earth’s fate lies in the hands of former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi).
We also have this exclusive first look at 2 new IMAX banners for the film and the views will be very familiar if you live in London. We have Jaeger protecting the Gherkin from a Kaiju and the second banner the Kaiju is curious of BFI Imax screen, now I do hope there is a Jaeger nearby to help any humans inside the theatre!
[update 5th July] – We have host of new features for your visual pleasures, first up we have the video footage from last nights event. We also have the final UK trailer called ‘Meet The Pilots’ which does as it delivering plenty carnage along but blending well with the human side of things. We don’t know how they can do it without spoiling things, in new UK TV Spots we get glimpses of new footage mixed in with footage we’ve seen before, at no time does the video feel overused or tired.
starring Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Burn Gorman and Rinko Kikuchi is Pacific Rim is released in UK, Irish and U.S cinemas nationwide on 12th July 2013.
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.
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