With the release of any summer blockbuster there are always incredible tie-ins. That can be anything from action figures, to soundtracks, to official film companions. Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is no exception. Insight Editions will release Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters to accompany the film. What we here at Mania are looking forward to is seeing the incredible art work and concept designs that del Toro is famous for. Check out the official press release from Insight Edition below.
Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters, the ultimate companion book to the upcoming movie Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim, is set to hit bookstores and online retailers on June 12, 2013. The film, an epic sci-fi action adventure from acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro, opens in theaters July 12, 2013.
The film takes on humanity’s struggle to defend itself from a monstrous, otherworldly invasion. When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea, a war begins that will take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special weapon is devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, that are piloted by an international crew of soldiers in the Pan Pacific Defense Corps. But even the Jaegers prove nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, two unlikely heroes—a washed-up former pilot and an untested trainee—team up to pilot a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger on a mission to halt the mounting apocalypse.
Highlights of Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters include:
Detailed set photography
Revealing commentary from the film’s creative team
Unique insights into the battle-torn world of 2025 CE depicted in the movie
David S. Cohen has written for Variety for over a decade. He is the author of Screen Plays, a collection of his articles on Hollywood screenwriting published in Script magazine, and The Ballad of Rango. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Guillermo del Toro is the acclaimed director of Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, and Pacific Rim. His Strain novels are international best sellers. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Pre-order Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters here on Amazon.com.
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