Cool Poster Art for PACIFIC RIM - "No Guts No Glory!"
Check out this great retro propaganda poster art for Guillermo del Toro's incredibly epic looking sci-fi action film Pacific Rim. The poster is exclusive to New York Comic Con and Del Toro will be signing copies of it at the Legendary Pictures booth on Friday, October 12th at 2 pm.
The art was created by Spanish artist Raúl Monge (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy 2), who was one of the concept artists on Pacific Rim. The director made the following statement about the artist and the poster design,
Raúl is one of my top concept designers. The idea with this particular piece was to emulate an old WWII propaganda poster/flyer that went along with the world we were creating. It symbolizes rationing - voluntary work force, no guts, no glory kind of heroism.
Del Toro will also announce a Pacific Rim graphic novel that will serve as a prequel to the movie. It will give us more details on the characters and lead up to the story arc of the movie. The comic was also written by the film’s writer Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans), and it's written in three distinct parts covering the in-world history from the first attack up to just before the movie.
The movie stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Idris Elba (Thor), Rinko Kikuchi (The Brothers Bloom), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), and Ron Perlman (Hellboy). The ensemble cast also includes Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke.
It's set to be released on July 12th 2013, and I can't wait! What do you think of the poster design?
Here's the official story description:
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.