Kaiju film genre fans can have a second look at the “Pacific Rim” trailer, redone in the style of classic "Godzilla" trailers from Toho Co. (TYO:9602) in Japan. The unofficial, fan-made trailer features a Japanese voice-over and classic text overlays using scenes cut up from “Pacific Rim.”
The kaiju (Japanese for “strange creature”) film genre has been around since the 1950s, especially known for the iconic “Godzilla.”
“Pacific Rim” is said to have been heavily influenced by this film genre, even taking the word “kaiju” to name the monsters seen in the 2013 film.
“Pacific Rim,” an American science fiction film, was directed by Guillermo del Toro and produced by Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers. “Pacific Rim” has grossed $84 million in the United States and $140 million in foreign markets, not including China and Japan, in which the film won’t premiere until Wednesday and Aug. 9 respectively.
Coincidentally, Legendary Pictures is also producing the 2013 remake of “Godzilla,” bringing the classic kaiju monster into 2014. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, except in Japan, where Toho Co., the studio behind the original 1954 "Godzilla," will distribute the film.
Take a look at the fan-made “Pacific Rim” trailer above. Then watch the original 1954 “Godzilla” trailer below. Let us know what you think in the comments.