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WonderCon footage is biggest, baddest “PACIFIC RIM” trailer yet

Initially meant as an exclusive at WonderCon, the latest trailer for PACIFIC RIM boasts some serious monsters vs. giant robot action.

As Charlie Hunnam’s Raleigh Becket tells us more about the world Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham have created, the jaegers and kaiju duke it out with fists, roars and giant boats. This should really be something.

Over at the official Facebook, del Toro writes, “This was originally intended for only WonderCon, but after listening to so many of you asking for more of the movie online, I think it’s time for me to show you more footage. Enjoy, my friends!”

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 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.

PACIFIC RIM is out July 12, 2013.

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