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First Look: Idris Elba in Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 06/08/2012

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The first look at Idris Elba as General Stacker Pentecost in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim.’ The Science Fiction film is based on a screenplay by Travis Beacham.



Idris ElbaIt sounds like a fantastic film, but I’m a slave to Sci-Fi, so don’t take my word for it. Here are some facts. The films budget is over $200 million dollars, its being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and Del Toro has said Pacific Rim will be ”a beautiful poem to giant monsters.” Whenever I hear a fine filmmaker like Guillermo del Toro say such a thing, I get excited. When it comes to monsters, Del Toro is masterful.


Charlie Hunnam as Jackson “Jax” Teller in the FX network series, Sons of Anarchy plays the lead character Raleigh Antrobus. The rest of the cast is rounded out by Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Pearlman, Clifton Collins Jr., Robert Mazinsky, and Robert Maillet.


The plot of the film goes like this: 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 relentlessKaiju. 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.


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