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The Jaeger Master: Guillermo Del Toro talks giant robots in new ‘Pacific Rim’ featurette

By Zaki JufriMovies - 14 June 2013 8:00 PM

The Jaeger Master: Guillermo Del Toro talks giant robots in new ‘Pacific Rim’ featurette

Robots vs monsters. It’s the quintessential pop culture pairing. Although it’s mostly prevalent in Japanese anime and manga, there’s not much love for the genre east of Tokyo.

But Guillermo Del Toro is going to change all that in his latest sci-fi blockbuster ‘Pacific Rim’; where giant monsters called kaiju from the “Antiverse” mysteriously pop up from the bottom of the Pacific and start terrorizing us. Our solution: building our own massive monsters called “Jaegers” (hunter in German).

A behind the scenes featurette has surfaced and it takes a look at the robots of Del Toro's ‘Pacific Rim’.

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In the featurette, the genius behind ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ and ‘Hellboy’ explained that he is heavily influenced by Japanese anime of his youth like ‘Tetsujin 28’. To mix things up, the director and his team of creatives designed each “Jaeger” with its own personality and attitude like the Russian tank-like “Cherno Alpha” which might be the most powerful “mecha” in the movie, while the American “Gypsy Tango” is designed to look like a classic gunslinger.

Del Toro also touched on the amount of detail like the inner workings of the robots (pistons, gears, etc) that goes in the movie.

‘Pacific Rim’ stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Brad William Henke and Diego Klattenhoff.

‘Pacific Rim’ opens in theatres 11 July.