Rinko Kikuchi as Jaeger pilot Mako Mori, in the Gypsy Danger Conn-pod. The actors do not actually control the Conn-pod apparatus; puppeteers from Legacy FX worked off camera to control the rigs.
“Star Trek Into Darkness” San Francisco, Singapore
“Pacific Rim” San Francisco, Singapore, Vancouver
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Charlie Hunnam in the Gypsy Danger pilot suit.
Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) enters the Conn-pod of Jaeger Gypsy Danger wearing his second-generation pilot suit. Raleigh is Gypsy Danger’s once-and-future pilot.
Rinko Kikuchi on the Gypsy Danger Conn-pod set.
Guillermo del Toro embraces star Rinko Kikuchi on the set of “Pacific Rim.”
Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) makes her first appearance in “Pacific Rim.” Mako and Raleigh become Gypsy Danger’s pilots as the Kaiju War plays out its endgame.
Keyframe art of Cherno Alpha guarding the Russian coast. Artist: Doug Williams
Final concept art of Gypsy Danger. Artists: Oscar Chichoni and Hugo Martin
Gypsy Danger front orthographic drawing. Artist: Hugo Martin
Guillermo del Toro directs Max Martini and Rob Kazinsky in the Conn-pod of the Australian Jaeger, Striker Eureka. Martini and Kazinsky were the first actors to shoot on the demanding Conn-pod apparatus, dubbed the “Nordic track.”
Concept art of Kaiju “Knifehead.” Artist: Allen Williams
Newt Geiszler (Charlie Day), a scientist studying the Kaiju for the Pan Pacific Defense Force, gets caught in the streets of Hong Kong during a Kaiju attack. The Hong Kong of “Pacific Rim” is battered from previous Kaiju attacks and much changed from the city of 2013.
Guillermo del Toro with his cinematographer, Guillermo Navarro. “Pacific Rim” marked the first time either had shot on a digital camera. They used the RED Epic.
Concept art of black marketeer Hannibal Chau showing Newt Geiszler the view from his lair. Del Toro regular Ron Perlman plays Hannibal. Guillermo del Toro insisted on a saturated palette for “Pacific Rim.” Artist: Frank Hong.