Does this video give us a first look at a Pacific Rim robot?
A promo video for Guillermo del Toro's production company appears to provide us with a brief glimpse of the forthcoming Pacific Rim...
We're rather excited about Guillermo del Toro's forthcoming kaiju movie, Pacific Rim - so much so that, without having seen a shred of footage from it, we still put it high up on our top 25 must-see films of 2013.
It's possible, though, that a new video clip may give us the first glimpse of Pacific Rim and its giant robots, called Jaegers. The video is designed to promote Guillermo del Toro's production house Mirada, which he co-founded with his cinematographer colleague Guillermo Navarro. In it, we see, among other lovely things, clips from various del Toro movies, including Hellboy II: The Golden Army and Pan's Labyrinth.
But tucked away in there, there's also a glimpse of a giant robot stalking around between some skyscrapers, its arm doubling as a missile launcher.
Could this be our first look at a Jaeger? If we're being honest, it doesn't look like a finished shot from the movie, but it's certainly possible that it's some sort of early test sequence from Pacific Rim's CG animators. Bleeding Cool's Brendon Connelly, who was privy to some Pacific Rim footage at this year's Comic-Con, suggests that the robot "Meshes pretty well with the design there, if not the 'texture' and look of the image.
It's certainly intriguing, at least. Worst case scenario? We get to see some very pretty pictures, and listen to del Toro talk about storytelling, in his soothing chocolatey voice.
Pacific Rim is due out in UK cinemas on the 12th July 2013
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