Manila featured in Hollywood movie 'Pacific Rim'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 24 2013 05:01 PM | Updated as of Mar 26 2013 06:35 PM

A scene from "Pacific Rim" showing Manila.

MANILA, Philippines -- Warner Bros. released a teaser photo from an anticipated new trailer of Guillermo del Toro's new movie “Pacific Rim” that features Manila.

The photo shows a screen-grab from a news flash, reporting that a kai kaiju (sea monster) wreaks havoc in Manila and leaves a pile contaminating the city.

The film company did not provide additional details about the Philippine capital’s exposure in the movie, which opens in the Philippines July 11.

In “Pacific Rim,” legions of monsters, known as kaiju, rise from the sea to wage a war. 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 monsters.

Del Toro, an Oscar nominee for “Pan’s Labyrinth,” directed the film, which stars Charlie Hunnam of TV’s “Sons of Anarchy” and Ron Perlman of the “Hellboy” movies.