Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, opens in North America. VFX provided by ILM.
The science fiction film has humanity building gigantic robots, piloted by two people, to stop enormous sea monsters, the Kaiju, that have risen from the ocean floor and have destroyed much of the civilization. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman star. John Knoll is the ILM VFX Supervisor, with Hal Hickel supervising animation. Legacy Effects provides many of the prctical effect while Clay Pinney supervised effects and pyro work.