Details on Pacific Rim
This article contains SPOILERS to the plot of Pacific Rim.
It was reported earlier this week that Guillermo Del Toro’s At The Mountains of Madness was canceled (here), and he was next attached to Legendary Pictures’ Pacific Rim (here). Nothing was known about the project, other than it features giant monsters (or Kaiju). However, News In Film was able to get hold of a draft by Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans), and has revealed more details on the film.
“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”
The film will also feature monster vs. monster fighting as well as the humans fighting the monsters in giant mechs. The fights themselves are described as being “epic in scale”. Beacham was even able to create his own unique language for his characters that’s described as “a blend of scientific and military jargon used to describe the elements of this fully fleshed out reality”. The film does sound rather interesting, and seeing Guillermo Del Toro’s vision one be great, but one can’t help see similarities with this film and Godzilla: Final Wars. Hopefully, this film will turn out better than that film.
Pacific Rim is slated for release in the Summer of 2013.