Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spot
'You've meddled with something you don't understand...'
Karl Urban Joins Pete's Dragon Remake
He's replacing Michael C. Hall
Meet The New Jurassic World Dino
Indominus Rex, what big teeth you have...
John Wick Duo Wanted To Direct Cowboy Ninja Viking
David Leitch and Chad Stahelski may corral Chris Pratt
Terminator Genisys Super Bowl Spot Online
Watch out for back-flipping buses...
First Look At The Enfield Haunting
Who you gonna Spall?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
27 January 2015
Emma Watson Signs For Beauty And The Beast
She'll be director Bill Condon's guest
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Crimson Peak
16 October 2015
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
20 February 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
No Good Deed (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Book Of Life (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Sabotage (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Pacific Rim Featurette Washes Up
Enter The Drift...

22 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Warner Bros.

submit to reddit

You might have thought that Pacific Rim’s publicity barrage would end with the big, main, supposedly final trailer that arrived recently. Oh, such innocence. Instead, now we’re being brought a behind-the-scenes featurette that explains how the giant robots stomping through the movie are controlled. Take a gander… 

Turns out the nifty neural connection between the two pilots – two because the mental load of controlling one of the behemoth ‘bots proved too much for a single brain in early tests – is called 'Drift Space', where the two controllers’ minds and memories blend and weave.

So, as actors Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi and other cast members explain (along with writer/director Guillermo del Toro), the link is an intimate, powerful one where no secret is left undiscovered and no corner of the brain unexposed. Which means that piloting teams have to be on very good terms and trust each other implicitly. We get the feeling that might not be so easy for washed out Jaeger jock Raleigh Becket (Hunnam) and rookie cockpit filler Mako Mori (Kikuchi).

The robots vs monsters mash-up also features Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day and Max Martini and stomps on to our screens on July 12. We’d expect more sneak peeks before that date arrives…


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Cannes 2013: Michael B. Jordan On Human Torch Casting Rumours
To flame on or not to flame on?
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Excited
Love this little snippet! Apart from Idris Elba's hammy speach this movie looks like a lot of fun. Rather than over the top action from transformers, this movie actually looks as if it uses proper physics and motion when handling the giant robots. In one of the scenes, you see thrusters ignite on the elbow of one of the robots to assist with swinging it's arm to punch one of the creatures. The geeky kid in me wants this movie to rock!! More

Posted by Hugh_Fran at 14:47 on 22 May 2013 | Report This Post

I saw the Pacific Rim trailer in the cinema for the first time yesterday and it looked astonishing on the big screen. Whether it's a good film or not is another matter, the acting doesn't seem to be great and it's a cast of mostly unknowns (apart from Idris Elba and Ron Perlman.) Del Toro's Hollywood stuff has promised much but not delivered so far. More

Posted by BenTramer at 10:02 on 22 May 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Joaquin Phoenix Talks Inherent Vice
Plus co-stars Josh Brolin and Katherine Waterston

Stephen Daldry Talks Trash
The Billy Elliot man on his Rio carnival and training as a clown

Colin Firth And Taron Egerton Talk Kingsman: The Secret Service
Plus Samuel L. Jackson on bad-guy duties

A Brief History Of The Ring
Everything you need to know about the J-horror reboot

The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)