First TV spot for Pacific Rim: watch now

Pacific Rim has released a first official TV spot online in which Idris Elba leads Earth's last line of defence against alien invasion.

The film is set on an Earth that has largely been lost to a race of monstrous creatures known as Kaiju, with humankind's last remaining hopes resting upon giant weaponised robots called Jaegars.

Even this advanced technology has failed to tip the balance in the home team's favour, but when a washed-up former Jaegar pilot is paired with an untested trainee, they mount one last stand against the marauding Kaiju.

Take a look at the new spot, below:

We were already sold on this one from the minute we learned of the robots vs. aliens premise, but having seen what looks like some truly epic footage, we're even more excited for battle to commence.

Directed by Guillermo del Toro and co-starring Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi, Pacific Rim opens in the UK on 12 July 2013.

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