The always talkative Guillermo Del Toro revealed several interesting tidbits to journalists at CES 2013 earlier today, including that he was approached to direct Star Wars VII and turned it down, and that he is planning one more attempt at getting his Lovecraft adaptation At the Mountains of Madness funded. But more exciting than either of those interesting tidbits is the fact that he unleashed a brand new trailer for Pacific Rim, the blockbuster sci-fi that Del Toro promises will be “a beautiful poem to giant monsters.” The film stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day as a group of pilots who must fight to save humanity from an invasion of giant monsters (Kaiju) by operating equally giant robots (Jaegers). This trailer keeps the focus on the giant spectacle however, combining what we saw in the first trailer and viral clips with some new footage, and while I’m still intrigued to see more of these characters, this is another great tease for the film and I can’t wait to see Del Toro operating on such a huge scale.
Pacific Rim storms theatres worldwide on July 11, 2013. Watch the new trailer below (via io9).