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Looper Director Rian Johnson Loves Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sun, 02/03/2013 - 12:35

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5448:]]The director of Looper, Rian Johnson, got an early peek at Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming robot monster invasion science-fiction flick, Pacific Rim.

The movie sees humanity under attack by giant monsters known as the Kaiju, with mankind creating in response mechs known as Jaegers to defend themselves.

Johnson let loose a couple tweets offering his enthusiasm.

Go into Pacific Rim prepared to be transmogrified into a 12 year old. And then to pee your pants with joy. I love it so much.

Pacific Rim isn't totally finished as some visual effects need to be completed, but from what Rian Johnson saw, it definitely looks good.

FX aren't done yet, but the ones that are are gorgeous

Guillermo Del Toro recently let known a bunch of details surrounding the movie in a commentary surrounding the recent Pacific Rim trailer, of which included the Kaiju's decomposing bodies melt cities and we'll get a peek at the portal from which they came.

Pacific Rim opens July 12th, 2013, directed by Guillermo Del Toro, starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman.


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.