Glorious! New PACIFIC RIM Stills, Behind-The-Scenes Images & Concept Art Officially Released
Variety has just unveiled a sweet collection of stills from the film, behind-the-scenes images, and concept art for Guillermo del Toro's giant robots versus giant monsters flick, Pacific Rim.
Rinko Kikuchi as Jaeger pilot Mako Mori, in the Gypsy Danger Conn-pod. The actors do not actually control the Conn-pod apparatus; puppeteers from Legacy FX worked off camera to control the rigs.
The Jaegers deploy to protect Hong Kong. Center: Russian Jaeger Cherno Alpha. Right: Chinese Jaeger Crimson Typhoon. A third Jaeger deploys in the distance.
Charlie Hunnam in the Gypsy Danger pilot suit.
Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) enters the Conn-pod of Jaeger Gypsy Danger wearing his second-generation pilot suit. Raleigh is Gypsy Danger's once-and-future pilot.
Rinko Kikuchi on the Gypsy Danger Conn-pod set.
Guillermo del Toro embraces star Rinko Kikuchi on the set of “Pacific Rim.”
Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) makes her first appearance in “Pacific Rim.” Mako and Raleigh become Gypsy Danger's pilots as the Kaiju War plays out its endgame.
Keyframe art of Cherno Alpha guarding the Russian coast. Artist: Doug Williams
Final concept art of Gypsy Danger. Artists: Oscar Chichoni and Hugo Martin
Gypsy Danger front orthographic drawing. Artist: Hugo Martin
Guillermo del Toro directs Max Martini and Rob Kazinsky in the Conn-pod of the Australian Jaeger, Striker Eureka. Martini and Kazinsky were the first actors to shoot on the demanding Conn-pod apparatus, dubbed the “Nordic track.”
Concept art of Kaiju “Knifehead.” Artist: Allen Williams
Newt Geiszler (Charlie Day), a scientist studying the Kaiju for the Pan Pacific Defense Force, gets caught in the streets of Hong Kong during a Kaiju attack. The Hong Kong of “Pacific Rim” is battered from previous Kaiju attacks and much changed from the city of 2013.
Guillermo del Toro with his cinematographer, Guillermo Navarro. “Pacific Rim” marked the first time either had shot on a digital camera. They used the RED Epic.
Concept art of black marketeer Hannibal Chau showing Newt Geiszler the view from his lair. Del Toro regular Ron Perlman plays Hannibal. Guillermo del Toro insisted on a saturated palette for “Pacific Rim.” Artist: Frank Hong.
PACIFIC RIM SYNOPSIS - 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.
Pacific Rim was directed by Guillermo del Toro, from a script written by Travis Beacham. The cast includes Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke. In theaters July 12, 2013!
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