Idris Elba ("Thor") has joined the cast of "Pacific Rim", the sci-fi actioner that Guillermo del Toro will direct for Legendary Pictures. The story follows a group of humans who defend the planet from an extraterrestrial force via the use of mechas (piloted robots).
Charlie Hunnam (TV's "Sons of Anarchy") is in negotiations to star in "Pacific Rim" that Guillermo del Toro is directing for Legendary Pictures.
The story is set in a future where giant malevolent creatures threaten to destroy the earth. To combat its annihilation, the planet must band together and use highly advanced weapons technology to eradicate the growing threat.