‘Pacific Rim’ Synopsis Revealed

Guillermo del Toro’s next project will center on an alternate universe where a Godzilla-like creature has been unleashed.

Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim will center on a Godzilla-like creature invading Earth
Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim will center on a Godzilla-like creature invading Earth
A few days ago, it was confirmed that Pacific Rim will be the next project from director Guillermo del Toro. Little was known about the plot of this new movie, other than it centered on monsters, until today. A detailed plot rundown has been released for Pacific Rim, which you can read below.

"However, not much is known about Pacific Rim yet, other than it's about giant monsters and will allow del Toro to create a "new world" of beastly creatures. That's only halfway accurate. This project will give the Hellboy filmmaker the opportunity to create two worlds.

The first is an alternate version of Earth in the near future, decades after a historic date in November 2012 when the first kaiju, a towering Godzilla-like beast, emerged from a hole in the Pacific Ocean and attacked the city of Osaka, Japan. The second is "The Anteverse," another universe on the other side of that gaping portal, 5 miles below our ocean's surface.

Since the first attack, the rim has been "spitting out" a variety of gigantic monsters at an increasing rate, which then stride out of the ocean and begin destroying sea-bordering cities, like Tokyo and Los Angeles. In order to combat these monstrous, otherworldly menaces, the military developed the "Jaeger" program, which trains teams of two pilots to jointly operate massive, building-sized mechanized suits of armor and high-tech weaponry.

Within the first act alone, we are given enough detailed background on the god-like Jaeger systems, its shared neural piloting system (called "pons"), and the relentless beasts. But Beacham is an absolute master at immediately establishing characters and their conflicts.

The central character is Raleigh Antrobus, 23, a skilled Jaeger pilot still wrestling emotionally with the loss of his co-pilot and biological brother, Yance, during a mission a year earlier. The ordeal has wreaked havoc on his mind spirit, leaving him with ghostly nightmares of the battle from the shared "pons" experience. After the initial setup, the damaged hero is recruited to re-join the task force in Tokyo, where pilots are in demand, and team with a fellow "leftover," 22-year-old female Japanese pilot Mako Mori. Naturally, the language barrier (among other things) presents an issue for the out-of-sync duo, meaning an even steeper learning curve for the unprecedented pairing.

Meanwhile, Felicity "Flick" Kincaid, a journalist and Yance's former fiancée, circles the globe (ours) to discover answers about this mysterious rift and the origins of its intensifying threat."

The project is believed to be budgeted at $150 million and Guillermo del Toro is eyeing an R rating. Guillermo del Toro will direct from a script by Travis Beacham. Production will start sometime this summer, for a 2013 release date.

Pacific Rim was released July 12th, 2013 and stars Charlie Hunnam, Diego Klattenhoff, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky. The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro.

Sources: News In Film
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  1. CelluloidDreams


    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  2. CUPID

    Not that original, yeah maybe the mechanized suits are a bit cool but thats it cuz its still another stupid giant monster destroying the city again.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  3. bud2fresh

    FINALLY something orignal.

    4 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  4. Rufio


    4 years agoby @rufioFlag

  5. LuxoIII

    Del Toro doing a giant monster movie? AWESOME!!!!!

    4 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  6. Jimthar

    sounds pretty freakin lame. yay, a giant battling monster movie. woo hoo.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  7. Furankisan

    The original: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Since their in the process of rebtting GZ in 3D guess Del toro had no other choice but make his own GZ. No problemo with that!

    4 years agoby @furankisanFlag

  8. The King of Thorns

    @k-man, that sucks man. I'm with ya there, man; hoping Del Toro either takes it to a responsible studio, or Universal wisens up. ATMoM is too cool a story to not be green-lit, especially with someone on Del Toro's caliber attached.

    4 years agoby @rexspinasFlag

  9. K-Man

    @rexspinas - Dude, it already got postponed two days ago. Universal is putting it on, as of right now, indefinite hold. Not only that but now Guillermo now wants to take it to a different studio which could possibly lead to even more issues.

    Sorry to say..... its postponed, at least for a little while......which sucks BIG time.

    Hopefully one of two things will happen, either Guillermo will get 100% of the rights and take it to another studio who will agree to make it as soon as he is done with Pacific Rim OR Universal will see his work on Pacific Rim and realize how f*cking stupid they are for not agreeing to make it when they had the chance..... and green-light it.

    One can only hope.

    4 years agoby @k-manFlag

  10. CUPID

    @bawnian-dexeus No one has try to made a live action movie using giant robotic suits before, will ironman did come close but you know what i mean.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @cupid A Gundam film would be awesome. I think Dreamworks should look into it.

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  12. CUPID

    @fat-jesus Totally, an its in Japan.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  13. Fat_Jesus

    @cupid Word. And the second they mentioned big robots, I thought, "Gundam..."

    4 years agoby @fat-jesusFlag

  14. CUPID

    @fat-jesus Neon Genesis.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  15. Fat_Jesus

    This sounds like a live-action anime. Cool I guess.

    4 years agoby @fat-jesusFlag

  16. Dan

    This sounds exactly up Del Toro's alley. He loves his creature designs, and rocks with them. Very much looking forward to this, sounds wild as hell.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  17. Ledouchee

    Bad timing.

    4 years agoby @ledoucheeFlag

  18. Emmytt


    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  19. CUPID

    Ha cool pic .

    WOW there so doing a Neon Genesis.

    Dont really care about this, another monster destroy sh*t its getting OLD now. But it could be cool to see the mechanized suits though.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  20. Masta_Chiefed

    SOUNDS very cool.

    4 years agoby @masta-chiefedFlag

  21. MovieManiac

    it doesn't sound very appealing to me.

    4 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  22. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Del Toro should definitely direct a Godzilla film. I would love to see his take of monster island :)

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  23. Cripple

    I hope this allows him to make ATMOM. Looking forward to this.

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag

  24. Playhouse

    Gojira vs. Robot Jox!!! I might be in...

    4 years agoby @playhouseFlag

  25. thedude-abides

    Sounds awesome.

    4 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  26. Cartman

    mind blowing,..

    4 years agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

  27. WongFu


    4 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  28. fanboy

    This Sounds EPIC!

    4 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  29. The King of Thorns

    While this sounds cool, I really hope he doesn't further postpone At the Mountains of Madness.

    4 years agoby @rexspinasFlag

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