At this past summer’s San Diego Comic Con, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim brought the house down. No one had seen anything about the movie at that point, and people only knew the premise of giant monsters fighting giant robots. So the quick snippet of footage they showed drove the 5,000 people in Hall H absolutely bat shit, and we’ve been starving for information ever since.
del Toro stopped by the forums on his official fansite to give some background on the giant robots:
The Jaegers were based on existing Robotic / DARPA Jet-fighter neural links. The very first engines used to create the “muscle strands” on the Jaeger limbs were Husqvarna engines and the first assembly line was an amalgam between Germany and US. Those were the MARK I
“Muscle Strand” was a new base nomenclature for the horse power assigned to each Jaeger’s limb but it is not an actual muscle fiber-based system.
And then, this:
Days away from the first steps on PR!!
You know what that means? A trailer is incoming…