Jeff Smith 11:59 p.m., Feb. 8
A Closer Look at the Synopsis for Pacific Rim
Let a thousand fanboys squee; there is a poster to go along with the plot synopsis for Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming giant-robots-vs.-giant-monsters film Pacific Rim:
And the synopsis:
"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."
Controlled simultaneously by two pilots, you say?
Locked in a neural bridge, you say?
A washed-up veteran and an untested trainee, you say?
Teaming up to pilot a legendary...
...obsolete robot from the past, you say?
Nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless enemy, you say?
Well, okay then. Real Steel with Monsters, er, Pacific Rim is due in 2013 or so.