Possible Plot Details from Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim Revealed
Posted 03.13.11 by BrentJS
Acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has taken some hits lately. After having to drop out as director of the The Hobbit, which he was also co-writing and had planned to cameo in as a creature, del Toro moved on to his dream project, adapting H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness with none other than James "King of the World" Cameron on board as producer, only to have it drop out from under him just one week before he had planned to move into a production office in Toronto. But, del Toro has taken his lumps and is coming out swinging with a new project, Pacific Rim, that promises to be the mother of all monster movies.
Pacific Rim was written by Clash of the Titans remake scribe Travis Beacham and was purchased by Legendary in May 2010 to become a sci-fi franchise tentpole. According to Deadline, which originally broke the story, Beacham's script is "set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth," requiring the planet to "band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace." Sounds pretty cool, right? If that short description has peaked your curiosity, check out these plot details from NewsInFilm, which claims to have gotten a look at Beacham's "unbelievable" script:
This project will give [del Toro] the opportunity to create two worlds.
The first is an alternate version of Earth in the near future, decades after a historic date in November 2012 when the first kaiju, a towering Godzilla-like beast, emerged from a hole in the Pacific Ocean and attacked the city of Osaka, Japan. The second is "The Anteverse," another universe on the other side of that gaping portal, 5 miles below our ocean’s surface.
Since the first attack, the rim has been "spitting out" a variety of gigantic monsters at an increasing rate, which then stride out of the ocean and begin destroying sea-bordering cities, like Tokyo and Los Angeles. In order to combat these monstrous, otherworldly menaces, the military developed the "Jaeger" program, which trains teams of two pilots to jointly operate massive, building-sized mechanized suits of armor and high-tech weaponry.
Multiple giant monsters? Giant anime-style mech suits? While we can't verify the validity of these details, we are excited by the possibility that they are true. If this sounds interesting to you, follow this link to read more of NewsInFilm's script details, including descriptions of the main characters.