Guillermo del Toro explains the origins of The Jaeger in PACIFIC RIM

Ever heard of a Jaeger? Ya nether have we but they are featured in the upcoming monster romp Pacific Rim from Guillermo del Toro. Check out what del Toro has to say about them below.

Here is the quote we got from GDT.

The Jaegers were based on existing Robotic / DARPA Jet-fighter neural links. The very first engines used to create the “muscle strands” on the Jaeger limbs were Husqvarna engines and the first assembly line was an amalgam between Germany and US. Those were the MARK I”.

So the Jaeger origin is international, and based on existing technologies(Husqvarna is a Swedish engines producer, and DARPA is a US military research agency).

“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 will open in the U.S. on July 12th, 2013.

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