Official Synopsis for Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM Revealed

Pacific Rim, which will be released during the summer 2013 through Legendary Pictures, is an upcoming sci-fi production that pays homage to the monster movies of old and stars Idria Elba, Charlie Hunnam, and Charlie Day.

A recent report from offers the official synopsis for Del Toro's newest project along with word that there aren't any current plans to release the film in 3D. Here is the synopsis in full:

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 locked in a neural bridge. But 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 legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Pacific Rim is directed by Guillermo del Toro, produced by Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni and stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Clifton Collins Jr., and Ron Perlman. Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have scheduled it for theatrical release July 12, 2013.