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Want to Read the Plot Synopsis for Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'?

Each bit of news that's leaked out about Guillermo Del Toro's giant creature feature Pacific Rim -- now due on July 12, 2013 -- has had monster fans salivating. So you guys had better get yourselves some bibs, because the film's plot synopsis has just landed online. Read it after the jump.

This plot synopsis for Pacific Rim comes to us from Market Saw (thanks to Shock Till You Drop for the heads up); who also tells us the film will have a first reveal at July's San Diego Comic-Con and who has heard, unofficially, that the film will be in 3D: "From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' epic sci-fi action adventure '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.

"OscarĀ® nominee Guillermo del Toro ('Pan's Labyrinth') is directing 'Pacific Rim' from a script by Travis Beacham ('Clash of the Titans'). Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Mary Parent are producing, with Callum Greene serving as executive producer.

"The film stars Charlie Hunnam (TV's 'Sons of Anarchy'), Idris Elba ('Thor'), Rinko Kikuchi ('The Brothers Bloom'), Charlie Day ('Horrible Bosses'), and Ron Perlman (the 'Hellboy' films). The ensemble cast also includes Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke."