The First Shot From PACIFIC RIM!

While we are in the heat of the Summer 2012 movie season, it’s always nice to start looking ahead to 2013.

We’re supposed to finally get the Superman reboot Man of Steel amongst other films, but the movie that I am most salivating over is Pacific Rim, director Guillermo Del Toro‘s big budget homage to giant robots and equally as giant monsters.

Mr. Del Toro did an interview with the magazine Total Film to discuss the project, but more importantly, we have the first shot from the movie (at the top of the post) featuring Idris Elba at his most bad ass, wearing what I’d assume is a suit to pilot one of the mechs featured in the film.

Want to get really excited? Here’s a block quote from the article.

What sort of scale are you working on?

When we’re talking about the physicality of the fight, we ended up building several blocks of Hong Kong. And literally demolished them. We built a building and then we took down the buildings.

We built command centres of the robots that were the size of the house. We started them on hydraulic rigs that shoot and elevated them and moved them round so you could really get a sense of the physical nature driving a robot like this.

Hell yes. Del Toro goes on to call the project “the best creative experience I’ve ever had in Hollywood.”

I am GIDDY for this project.

Pacific Rim is set to hit theaters on July 12th, 2013. I hope we see a teaser trailer before the Summer is out.

Source: Comic Book Movie.