April 30th, 2013
03:56 PM ET
In "Pacific Rim," Guillermo del Toro's aliens come not from the sky but the depths of the ocean.
A trailer for the sci-fi epic was shown at WonderCon in March, and its made its way to the Web. The two-and-a-half minute clip explains that the monsters show up in San Francisco first, with the "sole purpose to aim for the populated areas and take out the vermin - us."
Rather than just allow the aliens to wipe out humankind, pilots are enlisted to commandeer giant robots and take on the creatures hellbent on destruction.
Del Toro said at CinemaCon that shooting "Pacific Rim" "changed my life."
“The movie comes out from the deepest part of my being that is full of love," the director said. "The 12-year-old kid who is in love with giant monsters.”
Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman and Charlie Day star in the action flick, which is slated to open July 12.
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