Idris Elba in Pacific Rim – trailer

See the Luther star in a new monster vs humanity film from the director of Pan's Labyrinth


The first trailer for sci-fi monster flick Pacific Rim has been released.


The film, which stars Luther actor Idris Elba, Burn Gorman and Ron Perlman, is set during an epic battle between humanity and an alien race.

Pacific Rim sees the earth attacked by monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, who emerge from the sea. To battle the monsters humans create giant robots, called Jaegers, that are piloted by human minds. But even with the impressive machines they are struggling to defend themselves. 

Humanity’s last hope to avoid total apocalypse is one last Jaeger and an unlikely duo to power it… 

The big-action film – from the director of Pan’s Labyrinth Guillermo del Toro – looks like a classic story of humanity versus monster, but the battle’s huge scale means Pacific Rim is likely to be impressive – or downright terrifying – when seen in 3D.


Pacific Rim is in UK cinemas on 12 July 2013