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Thursday, November 22, 2012

**UPDATED - Is This A Jaeger From PACIFIC RIM?

**POTENTIAL SPOILERS**

**UPDATE: Apparently not. Guillermo has stated that this clip has nothing to do with PACIFIC RIM. Oh well. Still nice.

WHOA. A very nice spoiler if it's true and certainly the footage is bound to have some pedigree from Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM due to the nature of the visual FX company Mirada and the guy who owns it: Guillermo del Toro.

Due to the nature of the video and the screencaps I have posted for you, you are risking a pristine viewing experience by going further. You have been warned.

Hit the jump for more...


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Yes, it's a giant robot and it's firing shoulder mounted missiles at something. There's a nice sequence revealing a forearm based missile system as well.

The size of the robot is on par with the office buildings beside it. Perhaps some concept work that was done prior to PACIFIC RIM? Regardless, it looks darn good.

In fact the whole clip is amazing. Looks like Merida means business and is here for the long run.

PACIFIC RIM stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Clifton Collins Jr., Rob Kazinsky, and Diego Klattenhoff.

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Here's the storyline from the movie:
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 opens on July 12, 2013.

Check out the VFX reel (specifically at 1:14):



Source: CBM via Collider



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