PICTURES: Idris Elba Stars In Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

The good news... Idris Elba is back on the big screen in an epic that looks like it could wipe out memories of his last blockbuster 'Prometheus'.

The better news... it's directed by Guillermo Del Toro, who previously brought his imagination to bear on 'Hellboy' and 'Pan's Labyrinth'.

The best news... new pictures below...

Idris Elba in '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 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 is in UK cinemas on 12 July 2013. Watch the trailer below...

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