First Looks: Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ & Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ (UPDATE: New Photo)
[UPDATE #4] Check out four new photos from Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim after the jump.
[UPDATE #3] Here’s a new photo for Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim with Charlie Hunnam and Ringo Kikuchi. See it after the jump.
[UPDATE #2] We’re afraid this won’t fit nicely into your browser, but all the more incentive to explore it meticulously (if that floats your boat) since Peter Jackson fans demand it. See the epically massive banner poster after the jump in all its high-gloss awe and wonder.
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[UPDATE #1] See some cool and teaser-like posters from Jackson’s The Hobbit and Del Toro’s Pacific Rim made for the Comic-Con crowd after the jump.
[Original] Here’s two highly anticipated films from two directors that have created visual feasts for filmgoers and will for years to come. Guillermo Del Toro, who was at one point going to direct The Hobbit and left the production due to its constantly postponed schedule, has brought the first look at his own monster movie, Pacific Rim. While Peter Jackson is once again returning to the J.R.R. Tolkien world with several photos from The Hobbit. See them after the jump.
First up, Pacific Rim:
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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 stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Clifton Collins Jr., Ron Perlman and Rob Kazinsky. The film hits theaters July 12, 2013.
Now for The Hobbit, the photos (courtesy of Entertainment Weekly) feature Martin Freeman (as Biblo), Cate Blanchette (as Galadriel), Hugo Weaving (as Elrond) and Gollum, among many others:
You can see more photos at EW. The films are being shot consecutively in 3D and in 48FPS with Part 1, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be in theaters December 14, 2012.