Broadsheet Trailer Park: Pacific Rim

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What you may need to know

1. Here’s the first teaser for the new movie from Guillermo Del Toro. Full trailer to follow.

2. The plot, in short: Monsters Vs. Giant Robots.

3. The word genius gets flung around with gay abandon these days, but GDT is the real deal, from Devil’s Backbone (2001) and Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) to his Hellboy movies.

4. He’s spent the last five years trying to get a movie made, while moonlighting for Dreamworks as a creative consultant on  Puss In Boots (2011) and Rise Of The Guardians (2012), which is out today.

5. Pacific Rim stars Idris Elba, plus Sons Of Anarchy stars Charlie Hunnam and Ron Perlman, the latter a Del Toro regular. Wall-to-wall badasses, basically.

Release Date: Summer 2013