Giant Robots vs Giant Aliens
The Official Trailer
And more footage from WonderCon!
"Shut up and take my money!"
That's what one Youtuber said after watching some of the videos above. And I agree, I would have easily paid double the usual ticket price just to see this now.
What draws me to this movie is the giant robots (reminds me of Gundams), giant sea monsters/aliens, and the fact that humans are the ones controlling the giant robots. I don't watch much anime, but I'm hoping some of the crazy ideas that run in anime will somehow make its way into this movie.
Quick Synopsis (because you're not going for the story line)
"In the near future, giant monsters identified as "Kaiju" have risen from a crevice in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in a war which takes millions of lives and quickly consumes humanity's resources. To combat this new threat, a special type of weapon is designed: massive robots, known as Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. As time passes, even the powerful Jaegers prove almost defenseless in the face of a relentless enemy. On its last stand and on the verge of defeat, the remaining defending forces of mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to pilot a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the early trials of the mechanical titans. Together, they must stand as the human race’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse."
Marketing from Warner Bros
WB has released a bunch of blueprints for the Jaegers. Check them out.