It appears that Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming sci-fi feature, Pacific Rim, will undergo a post-conversion 3D makeover before arriving in theaters next year. Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the announcement, which suggests that Warner Bros. is looking to cash in on those international markets that seem to favor 3D films.
This just in: Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM will get a 3D release.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) September 12, 2012
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.
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Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim stars Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day and Charlie Hunnam and will arrive in theaters on July 12, 2013.