Go inside Guillermo del Toro 's Pacific Rim with 4 revealing pics

Welcome to the world of Pacfic Rim. Guillermo del Toro's monsters-vs.-robots epic is one of the most anticipated films of 2013. Luckily, we've discovered four new photos from before and behind the camera.

Empire Magazine's "Ultimate Preview Issue" takes us on location with the cast and crew of Pacific Rim. We get to see its expansive sets and co-stars Idris Elba and Charlie Hunnam. A couple photos feature Elba both in and out of his high-tech soldier suit.

If you're in the dark about what the film's about, here's the official synopsis.

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.

Is it just us, or does the city set remind you of the Colony from Total Recall?

Pacific Rim opens July 12.

(via ComicBookMovie)

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