In Guillermo del Toro's upcoming epic, "Pacific Rim," we see human-piloted robots (Jaegers) fight against alien attackers (kaiju) in order to protect the Earth from future invasions. Each Jaeger is controlled by two individuals whose minds are neurally linked.
Last December, the director sat down with MTV News to explain the machinery and concepts behind these creatures. "[The pilots] have a spinal clamp that links their spines," he revealed. "They have relay gel in their helmets that transmit their impulses to one another. They move in synchronicity. One is handling the neural network of the left side of the Jaeger, and the other is handing the neural network of the right side of the Jaeger. They are connected between them."
Naturally, choosing the right partner is an extremely important yet difficult ordeal. Before the humans are allowed to pilot their robotic counterparts, they must prove themselves capable to fight without these enormous weapons to protect them. Does Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) have what it takes?
In this exclusive clip, we see Mori face off against Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam), who is on the hunt for his new partner. Watch the pair GO AT IT in the clip above.
"Pacific Rim" hits theaters real soon (July 12 to be exact).