New Images of Idris Elba in ‘Pacific Rim’ (Photos)

Idris Elba in 'Pacific Rim'
Idris Elba in 'Pacific Rim'
Idris Elba in 'Pacific Rim'

New behind-the-scenes photos of Idris Elba on the set of Del Toro’s Pacific Rim have surfaced on the internet today. The images, scanned from Empire magazine via Comic Book Movie, show Elba going over lines with director Guillermo del Toro and shooting scenes with co-star Charlie Hunnam.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee — who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Pacific Rim is scheduled to open in theaters on July 12th, 2013.

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