A possible first glimpse at the giant robot in the upcoming sci-fier is allegedly shown in a promo video for Guillermo del Toro's visual effect company Miranda.
Is Guillermo del Toro teasing a very first glimpse of a Jaeger's action in "Pacific Rim" in a promo video for his visual effect company Miranda? PacificRimMovie.com says that the Miranda promo, in which del Toro is seen explaining the creative work of his company, allegedly unveils a possible footage of the big robot that plays an important role in the upcoming movie.
The sneak peek at Jaeger is featured in the 1:15 mark of the video. In it, the giant robot is seen launching his built-in weapons to attack the enemy in what appears to be a war set against the backdrop of city ruins. Words are, the footage is a concept art or a pre-production work of the character and it may not be featured in the final cut of the movie.
Still, according to the site, the appearance of Jaeger in the footage is consistent with del Toro's recent revelations about how the robots will look like. "THREE Jaegers have blade-like melee weapons. TWO are knife / sword like since their ammo takes a while to reload or are impossible to reload amidst the battle (rockets)," he described.
"Pacific Rim" follows a washed up former pilot named Raleigh Antrobus and an untested trainee called Mako Mori. Together, they drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. They stand as mankind's last hope when legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea and aiming to take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end.
Charlie Hunnam tackles the part of Antrobus, while Rinko Kikuchi plays Mori. Idris Elba, meanwhile, stars as General Stacker Pentecost. The movie will make its way out onto theaters across the United States on July 12, 2013.