1st look at the team taking on Del Toro's Pacific Rim monsters

Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming Pacific Rim promises to be a mech-and-monster sci-fi extravaganza, though the director has kept much of the film's look under wraps. But finally we have our look at the heroes who will be taking on those giant, unstoppable beasts.

In the upcoming flick, humanity creates giant mechs to do battle with the invading monster hordes, though the battle isn't going well. So we turn to our last hope: Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi, who take control of perhaps the only mech that can save the world.

Here are Hunnam and Kikuchi in action, suited up for battle, via Entertainment Weekly.

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The film also stars Idris Elba, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr. and Diego Klattenhoff. Pacific Rim is still a ways off, but rumor has it Del Toro is eyeing a July 2013 release date.

Are you looking forward to this one? Do you think Del Toro can pull it off as hard sci-fi?

(Shock Till You Drop via EW)

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