‘Pacific Rim’ Trailer: Idris Elba cancels the apocalypse

Idris Elba in 'Pacific Rim'
Warners Bros. Pictures

Idris Elba returns to the big screen in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, which released it’s explosive main trailer online today.

In the film, Elba plays Stacker Penetcost, a commanding officer who leads an army of human-controlled robots against alien sea creatures trying to take over Earth.

The official film synopsis reads:

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 (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—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.

Elba, who’s last big movie role was in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, is seen in the new trailer wearing an illuminated helmet similar to the one in his previous movie role while he vows to cancel the apocalypse.

Idris Elba in 'Pacific Rim' Trailer

Pacific Rim opens in theaters on July 12.