DUBAI, UAE, August 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes the action adventure "Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' Pacific Rim".
When legions of monstrous alien 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 relentless Kaiju. 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.
Oscar® nominee Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth") directed the epic sci-fi action adventure from a script by Travis Beacham ("Clash of the Titans") and del Toro, story by Beacham. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Guillermo del Toro and Mary Parent produced the film, with Callum Greene serving as executive producer.
"Pacific Rim" stars Charlie Hunnam (TV's "Sons of Anarchy"), Idris Elba ("Thor"), Rinko Kikuchi ("Babel"), Charlie Day ("Horrible Bosses"), Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, and Ron Perlman (the "Hellboy" films).
Del Toro's behind-the-scenes team included Academy Award®-winning director of photography Guillermo Navarro, production designers Andrew Neskoromny and Carol Spier, editors Peter Amundson and John Gilroy, and costume designer Kate Hawley. The music is composed by Ramin Djawadi. The visual effects supervisors were John Knoll and James E. Price, and Hal Hickel was the animation supervisor.
On the heels of rave reviews from both critics and audiences, international box office results for "Pacific Rim" have now surpassed the $100 million milestone in only ten days of release and now stand at $111 million internationally. Combined with the U.S. box office gross of $68.3 million, the film has earned $179.3 million worldwide to date, making it the biggest Guillermo del Toro film ever.
Watch "Pacific Rim" in IMAX® 3D, 3D and 2D this Eid Al Fitr Holiday; the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and regionally by Shooting Stars LLC.
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