Pacific Rim: Video Featurette

Pacific Rim: Video Featurette

Malini Agarwal
Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim

As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. Such a boy flick but I must admit it looks pretty badass! Stay tuned for our review :) xoxo

Pacific Rim releases worldwide on Friday, 12th July 2013.

Movie Trivia

Tom Cruise was considered for a role, but in the end, Idris Elba was cast.

Travis Beacham, the screenwriter, got the idea for the movie while walking along the California coastline on a foggy morning. The shape of the pier looked like a creature rising from the water, and he imagined a large robot waiting on the shore to battle it.

The computer is voiced by Ellen McLain. She is also the voice of GLaDOS, the AI from Portal and Portal 2.

Guillermo del Toro was inspired by the anime and tokusatu of his youth. He specifically cites Tetsujin-28 as a major influence. Despite this, he wanted to avoid referencing other works of fiction in the design of the robots and monsters.

“Jaeger” is the German word for hunter.

“Kaiju” is a Japanese word that literally translates to ‘strange beast.’ It is usually used to refer to giant monsters from Japanese science fiction films, such as Godzilla.