The still, which shows the ever popular Idris Elba as one of the lucky few to be manning gigantic robots that battle Godzilla-like monsters, was alongside a recent interview with Del Toro in Total Film.
While discussing the film, Del Toro said:
"When we’re talking about the physicality of the fight, we ended up building several blocks of Hong Kong. And literally demolished them. We built a building and then we took down the buildings. We built command centres of the robots that were the size of the house. We started them on hydraulic rigs that shoot and elevated them and moved them round so you could really get a sense of the physical nature driving a robot like this."
This is a welcome development for those eagerly awaiting some physical evidence of a new Del Toro project, after his exit from The Hobbit and a virtually infinite list of future films chopped and changed over the last few years. It will also be on the radar of those who counted down the days until Prometheus, and with the Ridley Scott film proving to be so divisive among audiences, Pacific Rim may be a fresh promise of exciting visuals and a story not anchored in a past franchise.
If nothing else it will provide yet another fix of Mr. Elba.