Viral Photos from 'Pacific Rim' Tease a Kaiju Footprint + Their Blood

March 18, 2013

Pacific Rim

Do you want to taste some Kaiju blood? We're waiting to see a follow-up trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim since the first one debuted last December, and while we got a good look at the enormous Kaiju monsters in that footage, there's still more to see. Warner Bros has started teasing even more of the Kaiju with some teaser images that have started to pop up on movie websites this past weekend. Another one has shown up today giving us our first look at some dark blue blood of these destructive creatures that we build gigantic robots to fight off. I'm sure these viral photos are leading somewhere, and I'm intrigued to find out.

Here's the original viral photo, which came from SFX without any message besides the imagery. Take a look:

Kaiju Footprint

Here's the next photo with the statement (via BD): "This is as close as you ever want to get to Kaiju blood."

Kaiju Blood

Update! Another new viral photo to add, this time it shows "clean-up detail: an endless, thankless task."

Kaiju Clean Up

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 release Pacific Rim in theaters in 3D on July 12th. See the full trailer.

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Blue blood? MPAA hates red blood, so I guess we'll see the blue gushing in this one 🙂

David Banner on Mar 18, 2013


This one is going to surprise a lot of people. It'll come out of nowhere and be a massive hit.

Chris Groves on Mar 18, 2013


This is definitely one of those movies that will need to be seen in IMAX! And I totally agree with your statement.

JBrotsis on Mar 18, 2013


Definitely. The bigger the better, this kind of movie is meant for IMAX.

Chris Groves on Mar 18, 2013


NOt sure about that. Have to wait and see. The trailer looks pretty meh...

ff on Mar 18, 2013


Just wait until the next one...a lot of people weren't sold by the first Avatar teaser...but the full trailer elevated it to 'must-see' status in the books of many.

Chris Groves on Mar 18, 2013


Avatar was a disappointment for a lot of people......

bat0u on Mar 18, 2013


And it had many more going back to the theater again and again...driving it to sell more tickets than any film in the last 15 years.

Chris Groves on Mar 18, 2013


Why would we care how much money it makes? We just want to see an awesome movie. Although I do hope it makes a lot of money because I love del Toro and want him to get more creative freedom and become a more popular director.

si1ver on Mar 19, 2013


He said the film was a disappointment, and clearly it was not. The critical reaction was positive, and the audience reaction was clearly overwhelmingly positive. If HE felt it was a disappointment, then so be it. But the film was great. And yeah, I DO care how much money films like Pacific Rim and Avatar make. The more they make, the more big films Cameron and Del Toro get to make, the more they get to make projects they are passionate about(At the Mountains of Madness, anyone?) and the more Hollywood will bank on ORIGINAL blockbusters that are not based directly on something else. Avatar, Inception, and Pacific Rim get huge points in my book for being original properties. And next year, we have Jupiter Ascending, Interstellar AND Tomorrowland to look forward to. I'm hoping they all succeed and we can get a more even balance between adaptations/sequels/remakes and original films.

Chris Groves on Mar 20, 2013


Yeah like I said I hope these great film makers like del Toro and other original film makers have huge success.

si1ver on Mar 20, 2013


Didn't realize I had a response 2mths ago, sry. I love your point about the more they make, the more they get to pursue their passion projects. I think that's something most movie goes very rarely think about. Mountain of Madness would be soooooo cool. The trailer for avatar did sell me, no questions about it. I ended up seeing it in theaters 3 times with different friends. Regardless of the mind-blowing visuals(I like nice looking things), I was actually disappointed overall by the story(too cliche/underwhelming, tho thats not always a bad thing) and the acting. But that's just me. ya know? =D

bat0u on May 22, 2013


Oh, yeah? I've never met any. Must just be you. on Mar 19, 2013

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