Comic-Con Posters: Jackson's 'The Hobbit' & del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'!
Get ready for your jaw to drop. Warner Bros just released a set of two posters for their upcoming Comic-Con movies. The first is for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the other is for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. The Pacific Rim poster is our first real look at this movie and, more importantly, a look at the giant robots/mechs in the movie, and their size in comparison to their operators. The Hobbit poster, on the other hand, is just an absolutely gorgeous shot of Gandalf strolling through The Shire. Both are awesome, and I'm sure just the first of many bigger reveals and Comic-Con exclusives to come this week.
Up first, here is the poster for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, debuted on his official Facebook. I love this:
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit… The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson in two separate parts, is set in Middle-earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The Hobbit films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, will be shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest camera technology. The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives in theaters in 3D/48FPS December 14th.
Next, here is Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim poster, found high res via Bloody-Disgusting. Awesome?
That's our first look at a Jaegar robot (the big guy) used to fight the Kaiju (the monsters, still unrevealed).
Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) is directing Pacific Rim from a script by Travis Beacham. The film follows a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi), who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger, a massive robot designed to fight legions of monstrous creatures known as Kaiju, which started rising from the sea years ago. They stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. The film also stars Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day and Clifton Collins Jr. Warner Bros will be releasing Pacific Rim in theaters on July 12th, 2013 next summer.