‘Pacific Rim’: Check out IMAX poster for Guillermo Del Toro kaiju epic

June 24, 2013 | 8:00 a.m.

Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh Becket and Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori in "Pacific Rim." (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh Becket and Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori in "Pacific Rim." (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Idris Elba, left, as Stacker Pentecost and Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh Becket in "Pacific Rim." (Warner Bros.)

Idris Elba, left, Rob Kazinsky and director Guillermo del Toro on the set of "Pacific Rim." (Warner Bros.)

Guillermo del Toro, director of the upcoming film "Pacific Rim," at CinemaCon 2013 on April 16 in Las Vegas. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/Associated Press)

Guillermo del Toro’s new film “Pacific Rim” aims to introduce a new generation of moviegoers to the kaiju cinema the filmmaker loves so well — and a new poster for the movie created by Los Angeles-based artist Sergio Grisanti attempts to capture the unique visual energy of the Oscar nominee’s singular take on the genre.

The new "Pacific Rim" poster by artist Sergio Grisanti.

The new “Pacific Rim” Imax poster by artist Sergio Grisanti.

The limited-edition poster was created specifically as part of Imax’s Fanfix series and will be available exclusively at the first Imax showings of “Pacific Rim,” which soldiers into theaters July 12.

“I am thrilled to introduce Sergio Grisanti to the world,” Del Toro said in a statement. “For years he has been a highly respected commercial artist. When I was first exposed to his art for ‘Pacific Rim,’ I knew instantly that he was a powerhouse of talent. He created the Jaeger posters/card art we used at WonderCon. Without any hesitation I asked him to create this new Imax Fanfix art. Look at it closely — with a magnifying glass! So much going on! Such power! Such beauty! Sergio loves his Kaijus and his Mecha, and it shows. The poster, like my film, is a tribute to well-loved things. I wish all the fans the best time at the first Imax screenings of ‘Pacific Rim.’ Enjoy!”

Due in theaters July 12, the film, which Del Toro co-wrote with Travis Beacham, takes place in a near future, after a race of giant alien monsters has invaded our world via an inter-dimensional portal, prompting mankind to build equally enormous robots called Jaegers to defeat them.

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The hulking mechanized weapons are manned by an elite team of pilots, including Charlie Hunnam’s Raleigh Becket and Rinko Kikuchi’s Mako Mori, who represent humanity’s best line of defense against the beastly threat.

The film’s cast also features Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini and Burn Gorman, with Del Toro regular Ron Perlman showing up in a smaller turn as the outrageously monikered Hannibal Chau.

Click through the gallery above to check out some images from the film, and check back soon for much more coverage on “Pacific Rim.”

– Gina McIntyre

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4 Responses to ‘Pacific Rim’: Check out IMAX poster for Guillermo Del Toro kaiju epic

  1. Arnold says:

    Cool "anime" imax poster, cant wait !!!!!!!! I want this to do well critically adn commercially so they can make more awesome sequels :)

  2. innercity says:

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  3. rick says:

    what the hell! It is the cover of a hulk comic.. #71

  4. rjbatty says:

    Incredibly stupid premise for a movie if you're the age of five.

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