SDCC ’12: Pacific Rim Costumes And More At Legendary Booth
Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is still a bit of a mystery, so it was no surprise the Legendary Entertainment booth was a popular stop for fans at Comic Con. The booth had the pilot costumes on display worn by actor Charlie Hunnam and a female Russian pilot.
The Pacific Rim coverage will apex today with del Toro hosting a special signing. The Legendary booth will probably stay busy the rest of this week with people trying to get sneak peeks such as art and other goodies for Pacific Rim, Seventh Son, and Man of Steel. LG is also giving fans at Comic Con a chance to win a pass to one of two special behind-closed-doors screenings to show new content. The two showings will be Saturday and Sunday. The never-before-seen footage could be from Pacific Rim, Seventh Son, or any of the other group of high-profile releases. The screenings are also said to be “hosted by esteemed talent associated with the upcoming Legendary features.”
Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba among others. The film arrives in theaters July 2013 and a brief synopsis recently found its way online.
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.
Source : Pacific Rim Press Release