PACIFIC RIM: GDT Explains The Origin Of The 'Jaeger'

Did you know the Jaegers - the giant robots that will be featured in Pacific Rim - are based on existing technology? Guillermo Del Toro gives some interesting explanations about Jaeger's origin, and technologies used.

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By Lilifr - 11/26/2012


"The Jaegers were based on existing Robotic / DARPA Jet-fighter neural links. The very first engines used to create the "muscle strands" on the Jaeger limbs were Husqvarna engines and the first assembly line was an amalgam between Germany and US. Those were the MARK I".

So the Jaeger origin is international, and based on existing technologies(Husqvarna is a Swedish engines producer, and DARPA is a US military research agency).

"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 will open in the U.S. on July 12th, 2013.
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11 Comments
Newbus - 11/26/2012, 10:02 AM
We need a trailer now.
MrYurMomm - 11/26/2012, 10:05 AM
I concur, VERY interesting
Spidex3000 - 11/26/2012, 10:17 AM
If this was coming from anyone but del toro, I would not [frick] with this movie. However, It seems like it should be really cool.
SCURVYDOG619 - 11/26/2012, 10:31 AM
Waiting for someone to start making actual Varitech fighters,Robotech-style.

Be GREAT fodder for Coast To Coast AM..:

"Coming up, an eyewitness account of 'humanoid UFO sightings' above Area 51.."
DukeAcureds - 11/26/2012, 10:56 AM
DARPA's real? I thought they were just the baddies from TMNT vol. 2!
SkunkApe1 - 11/26/2012, 11:58 AM
Trailer now !
Nomis1800 - 11/26/2012, 12:41 PM
Show us the trailer already and stop talking!
laughterman26 - 11/26/2012, 2:12 PM
i bet that there going to take an iron man aproach with the jaegers, like each one is going to be a more modernised, efficient than the previous one.
laughterman26 - 11/26/2012, 2:13 PM
i wreckon theyll end up starting as the iron giant and then finishing as gundam
malschla - 11/26/2012, 3:44 PM
I'm still holding out hope that this is all a cover-up for a Voltron prequel. For those who have read the new Voltron comic series, they could easily bridge these two... I know it is BEYOND a longshot, but I'll still hope!!
Hitboyj - 11/27/2012, 5:14 AM
LOL bring it on!! Voltron the movie would be awesome

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