Alex Ross Covers del Toro’s Giant Monsters With ‘Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero’

Guillermo del Toro’s big budget summer Kaiju movie* “Pacific Rim” gets the prequel treatment in June with the OGN “Tales From Year Zero.” And during WonderCon today, publisher Legendary Entertainment revealed that they’ve gotten artist Alex Ross to paint the clash of bot and beast on the cover.

While Ross is providing the cover to the book, artists Sean Chen, Yvel Guichet, and Pericles Junior will be responsible for the interiors while the film’s screenwriter Travis Beacham (2010’s “Clash of the Titans” remake) will be handling the script.

According to this morning’s press release Beacham’s story (supervised by del Toro) will show the first encounter between man and Kaiju, who rise from the depths to menace our cities, knocking over our fast food franchises and generally driving down the property values. “Tales From Year Zero” will also present the origins of the Jaeger mechs used in the film, “each one controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge,” weaving in many of the cast of characters from the film.

“Pacific Rim” will be in theaters July 12, “Tales of Year Zero” will be out on June 5.

*A collection of words no one ever imagined we’d be stringing together.

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