Pacific Rim Becomes an ‘Art Film’

imaxrimIf you need just one more reason to attend tonight’s advance screenings of Pacific Rim — which technically opens tomorrow, July 12 — how about this sweetener: Fans who attend an IMAX screening at designated theaters can get this frankly awesome-looking free poster print!

Director Guillermo Del Toro has commissioned Los Angeles artist Sergio Grisanti to create a poster of the Jaeger Gipsy Danger battling the kaiju Leatherback, and it will only be available as a giveaway tonight.

Guillermo said of the poster:

“I am thrilled to introduce Sergio Grisanti to the world. For years he has been a highly respected commercial artist. When I was first exposed to his art for Pacific Rim, I knew instantly that he was a powerhouse of talent. He created the Jaeger posters/card art we used at WonderCon. Without any hesitation I asked him to create this new Imax Fanfix art. Look at it closely — with a magnifying glass! So much going on! Such power! Such beauty! Sergio loves his Kaijus and his Mecha, and it shows. The poster, like my film, is a tribute to well-loved things. I wish all the fans the best time at the first Imax screenings of Pacific Rim. Enjoy!”

Remember, the poster is only available at tonight’s 10 o’clock IMAX screenings.

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