BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Taking advantage of the film's broad appeal, Guillermo del Toro's new sci-fi action adventure "Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim" will hit screens starting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2013. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
The earlier evening release comes on the heels of critical praise, as well as extremely positive audience reactions coming out of advance screenings.
Fellman stated, "'Pacific Rim' is getting high marks from audiences of all ages. The film's blend of action and adventure, humor, human drama, and, of course, epic battles between giant monsters and robots, makes this a terrific treat for the entire family. Guillermo del Toro has truly created something for everyone."
ABOUT "PACIFIC RIM"
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes the sci-fi action adventure "Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim."
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 synched via a neural bridge, called "The Drift." But as the enemy grows more powerful with each attack, 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 seemingly obsolete Jaeger. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
"Pacific Rim" stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, and Ron Perlman.
Oscar(R) nominee Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth") directed the film from a screenplay by Travis Beacham and del Toro, story by Beacham. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Mary Parent produced the film, with Callum Greene serving as executive producer and Jillian Zaks co-producing.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures/DDY Production, a Guillermo del Toro film. The film will be released in 2D and 3D in select theaters and IMAX(R), and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
This film has been rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language.
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Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
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