…Guillermo del Torro’s upcoming sci-fi, action-thriller, PACIFIC RIM! Blurppy has gathered another diverse group of artists for the project including: Adam Rabalais, Marie Bergeron, Paul Shipper, Alice Lin, Doaly, Erin Gallagher, Joe Vetoe, Johnny Dombrowski, Marko Manev, Mat Weller, Matt Needle, Patrick Connan, Peter Gutierrez, Richard Davies, Rodolfo Reyes, Sam Ho, Tim Anderson, Ben Whitesell, Ben McLeod, Sharm Murugiah, Nick Comparone, Luke Butland, Jonathan Santoro, Berkay Daglar and a couple of others that may make a surprise appearance.
To get folks in the mood for the big reveal, our good friend, artist Matt Ferguson has selflessly agreed to share HIS offering for the collection of fan art. As you can see, it is HEAVILY inspired by a certain 1975 classic film. (If you can guess the 1975 film, leave it in the comments section below.)Here is what Matt had to say about this piece of pure print awesomeness: “Jaws is seen by many to be the original summer blockbuster movie. To me Pacific Rim looks like it could be the ultimate summer blockbuster. The fact that the Kaiju in Pacific Rim come from under the ocean to attack made it a no-brainer for me to pay homage to one of my favorite all time movie posters!”
Be sure to come back to BLURPPY.COM on July 1st when we reveal ALL the outstanding prints from this talented group of artists. Who knows, maybe Matt has another Pac Rim concoction up his sleeve. (You never know with that guy, he’s extremely unpredictable, much like those damn Kaiju.)
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 hits theaters on July 12th and stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman.