Warner Bros. and Legendary Organize Monster-ous Sized Beach Clean-up Day in Celebration of the July 12 Release of “Pacific Rim”
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In support of the upcoming theatrical release of Guillermo del Toro’s new sci-fi action adventure “Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim,” eight North American coastal cities along the Pacific Rim are joining in to host monster-sized, family-friendly beach clean-up events on Thursday, July 11. Warner Bros., along with local media partners, RealD, various eco-friendly organizations and local parks and recreation departments, is encouraging people to join the clean-up efforts. They will award the first 100 participants at each local clean-up event two tickets to see the film in RealD 3D on opening weekend, as well as a special “Pacific Rim” t-shirt made of recycled materials, courtesy of RealD, and other prizes.
To ensure successful “Pacific Rim” clean-up efforts, Warner Bros. will provide all of the clean-up necessities, and, “Pacific Rim” film talent Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba and Charlie Day have done their part by taping TV and radio PSAs encouraging people to participate in the beach clean-up events. Participating coastal cities include: Los Angeles (Santa Monica Beach), San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Huntington Beach, Vancouver, Honolulu, and Santa Barbara. You can join the “Pacific Rim” clean-up locally on Thursday, July 11, at:
•Honolulu – Pounders Beach (in Laie) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
•Los Angeles – Santa Monica Pier (PCH & Colorado Ave.) from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
•Orange County – Huntington State Beach (PCH & Brookhurst St.) from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
•San Diego – Mission Beach (starting at the Wave House) from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
•San Francisco – Ocean Beach (Fulton St and JFK Drive) from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
•Santa Barbara – East Beach (Stearn’s Wharf/ Mission Creek Lagoon) from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
•Seattle – Alki Beach (The Bathhouse at Alki Beach) from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
•Vancouver – Kitsilano Beach (Park Entrance at Arbutus and Cornwall Ave) from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
“Pacific Rim” opens nationwide in RealD 3D, 2D and IMAX on Friday, July 12, 2013.
ABOUT “PACIFIC RIM”
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes the sci-fi action adventure “Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim.”
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 synched via a neural bridge, called “The Drift.” But as the enemy grows more powerful with each attack, 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 seemingly obsolete Jaeger. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Oscar® nominee Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) directed the film from a screenplay by Travis Beacham and del Toro, story by Beacham. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Mary Parent produced the film, with Callum Greene serving as executive producer and Jillian Zaks co-producing.
“Pacific Rim” stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, and Ron Perlman.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures/DDY Production, a Guillermo del Toro film. The film will be released in 2D and 3D in select theaters and IMAX®, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
This film has been rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief language.