Charlie Hunnam to Lead Guillermo del Toro's Sci-Fi Film 'Pacific Rim'
Though he may not be a household name, British actor Charlie Hunnam is on the rise to stardom. Not only does the actor star on the FX series "Sons of Anarchy" but he'll also appear in the Sundance selected thriller The Ledge when it hits theaters this year. But now Deadline reports Hunnam has just landed a huge role as the lead in Pacific Rim, the next film from Guillermo del Toro. The story sees extraterrestrial creatures hellbent on destroying the Earth as humanity must band together to develop highly advanced, and weapon-ready robots to fight face the creatures. It's like an epic playtime from my childhood coming to life!
Though details of Hunnam's character are being kept under wraps, THR says he'll be playing a pilot of one of the robots facing off against the monsters. This makes perfect sense considering the film is said to be influenced by mecha, the Japanese animation genre involving humans piloting robotic constructs. Aside from the concept sounding like a fanboy's wet dream, this will be the first film from del Toro since his 2008 sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army. It's disappointing that we won't be getting At the Mountains of Madness anytime soon, but del Toro playing with robots and monsters on another film is certainly something to be excited about. What do you think?