Guillermo del Toro & The Cast Reveal Pacific Rim Secrets

Pacific Rim imagines a world in which humans pilot giant robots (Jaegers) to fight off the onslaught of humungous interdimensional aliens (Kaiju), hellbent on ravaging Earth.

Being a Guillermo del Toro picture, there’s a ridiculous amount of detail loitering in the background. From the tech that goes into building the Jaegers - including the mind-melding ‘Drift’ that pilots have to enter into to control their creations - to the carnage wreaked by the monstrous Kaiju, the film is swimming in details that you might not pick up on during your first viewing.

So when we sat down with del Toro and cast members Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Robert Kazinsky, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman, we asked them to tell us about the most fascinating hidden details in the Pacific Rim world.

Watch the video below to find out what they had to say:

Pacific Rim opens in the UK on 12 July 2013. Read our Pacific Rim review .

Catch up with our previous Pacific Rim videos, where del Toro and co told us about their favourite movie robots and monsters of all time:

Matt Maytum
Editor, Total Film

I'm the Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the running of the mag, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.