The Official PACIFIC RIM Trailer has arrived!

Check out the newly released trailer for PACIFIC RIM featuring Charlie battling some wicked looking monsters in some Iron Man-esque looking robot gear!

PACIFIC RIM is scheduled to hit theaters July 12th 2013 in 3D!

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.

Charlie Talks DEADFALL, SONS OF ANARCHY Season 5, PACIFIC RIM, and Writing a Movie About a Drug Lord for WB and Legendary

Don’t miss Charlie’s entire interview in full over at COLLIDER.COM

Collider: You’ve been playing a really interesting assortment of characters lately. Has the selection of projects you’ve done been intentional, in any way?
I’ve just been trying to keep it fresh. Actually, that’s not even true. I haven’t been trying to do anything. I’ve just been going where my heart is. I have no big plan, other than unless I want to see the movie, I don’t want to act in it.

Was that really sparked by the departure of Ryan Hurst and the loss of Opie?
For me, it had a massive effect, losing Ryan Hurst on the show. It had a really, really profound effect on me, creatively and personally. I think a lot of that was in line with what Jax would have been feeling, but also made me feel a real responsibility to Ryan Hurst, as me, to keep doing this and making sure that we get ours. I felt like we were headed, and Jax felt like we were headed, to a place where it was going to be me and Opie at the head of the table, and that got taken from us. I’ve had the deepest creative experience of my life on Sons of Anarchy, just because of the time we’ve spent playing these characters. They just get ingrained. Those relationships and those guys that I’ve worked with have just become my brothers and my family, so that was a very, very hard pill to swallow, for us to lose Opie.

And you’re currently writing something, right now?
That’s the main reason why I took this six months off. I have this true story that I own the rights to, that I’m writing right now, and I just think it could be spectacular. I love this guy. It’s the true story of a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, all-American Texas player who was dirt poor and grew up in Laredo. At eight or nine years old, he just had a total existential crisis. He looked around and was like, “This is shit! Where’s the intention? Everybody is just a slave to the social and economic demands of their life. Where’s the life here?” He said, “Fuck it! This is not going to be my life.” From eight to 17, he never smoked a cigarette, never drank a beer, never had a cup of coffee, and didn’t even look at a joint. He had total discipline. He wanted to get himself a football scholarship, go to college, use his time at college to get an education, escape poverty and live a meaningful life. He got the football scholarship to an Ivy League school when he was 17.

Ten days after he got the football scholarship, he got into an accident in his car and got charged with criminally negligent homicide because the other person died. He got sent to prison for two years, and he came out at 19 with all of that discipline and passion and hope for his future, and nowhere to put it. He said, “Fuck it! I’m going to start dealing drugs.” By the time he was 27, he was running the third biggest drug cartel in Mexico. It’s a fucking crazy story of the American dream gone wrong and the lengths that people will go to, to feel as though they’ve escaped the drudgery of everyday civilization.

Is that something you’re also looking to act in?
I don’t know if I’m going to act in it or not. I’m making it with Legendary and Warner Bros. They bought the idea from me, and I’m writing it. We’ll see what we’re going to do. I really want to write it and produce it, so it gets made the way I want it to get made. I also have two other films in development that I’m writing and producing. And then, I have another one in development that I already have been working on for a long time. And then, the fifth thing I’m going to write is this film that I have for Tommy Flanagan, that I want to direct for him to star in. We want to go and make that for a million bucks in Britain. Tommy is just amazing. I just think he’s phenomenal. Some of the work he did this season (on Sons of Anarchy) was just breathtaking.

Charlie Hunnam & Lizzy Caplan on the low-budget fun and insane physical comedy of ‘3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom’

Charlie Hunnam & Lizzy Caplan on the low-budget fun and insane physical comedy of ‘3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom’

Make sure you check out the entire interview with Charlie and his Frankie Go Boom co-star Lizzy Caplan over at BUZZINEFILM.COM – It’s hilarious!

Q: You and Ron have now done three projects together, and we were wondering, are the two of you having this built into your contracts now, that one doesn’t work unless the other is brought in?

Charlie Hunnam: You know, safety in numbers. Why not? We’re huge stars now. We get to call the shots, so why not just bend them to our will?

Lizzy Caplan: What’s the third one?

Q: Pacific Rim.

CH: Ahhh, just this little three hundred million dollar movie [laughs] that we’ve just done, doesn’t matter.

LC: I really don’t follow Charlie’s career, I mean I knownothing about him! Nothing.

Q: How much rehearsal time, if at all, do you have to develop the chemistry that you have on screen?

CH: I think it’s just innate.

LC: I’m a genius actress. I mean, really good.

CH: And we’re just clearly very attracted to each other.

LC: Oh god. If you even knew what was happening beneath this table right now… [Laughs]

CH: We didn’t actually really have much time at all. You know what I think was actually kind of a fun thing, is that we did all of the rehearsal and costume and make up and everything all at Jordan’s house. So we kind of, that’s the thing that I remember, more than any rehearsal, I think you were there [looks at Caplan] – ‘cause I cut my locks off for this movie –

LC: You were such a crybaby about it.

CH: I was such a crybaby about it, but those guys were there to witness it and hold my hand through the process. So we had probably two or three days of hanging, but this whole thing was a very, very fast process. We shot the film I believe in 20 days… 19 or 20 days –

LC: Yeah, something like that.

CH: – for no money at all, and it was really just kind of – more than any type of rehearsal or bonding or anything, I just feel like the movie had something of an energy to it, that was just like, none of us had to do this, or [do it] for money, ‘cause none of us were getting paid. And it was just kind of a fun couple of days, a fun four week romp that we got together and had this experience together. You know, it just felt kind of free –

LC: Summer camp!

CH: And summer campy –

LC: Yeah, you really have to want to be there because you’re definitely not doing it for any of the creature comforts. And they were long days, and some of them were hard days. But it was you know, it was fun. Chris O’Dowd was fantastic. Like our whole cast – I’m such a fan of all of theirs, except for Charlie… and so, I was just having a good time hanging out with all those guys. And I knew Whitney [Cummings] for a few years before…

CH: Ah yes, Whitney.

Charlie Talks with about ‘Frankie Go Boom’, ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and more!

Charlie Talks with about ‘Frankie Go Boom’, ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and more!

You can check out this fantastic interview in full over at What was the most bizarre scene to film in FGB?

Hunnam: I think having to wrestle that pig, it was a harrowing experience. They are very aggressive, strong, loud creatures. I mean you can’t even believe the noise and ferociousness of this little beast. He was so placid before I picked him up, and the second I did he pissed all over me. Screaming and crying and wriggling and tried to bite me! I was like wow; could we not get a prosthetic pig? But then he got used to me and was a little better to work with. The fifth season of Sons of Anarchy just started up, what can we look forward to this season?

Hunnam: It has felt to me like a fresh, really new dynamic within the club. Now that I’m President, it went from overnight, the old school dictatorship – to the new, cool democracy. The young and up-and-coming guys in the club like me and Chibs and Tig and those guys are really starting to run the show a little bit more. Of course Clay (Ron Pearlman) still has a dangerous presence hanging over the guys, and you never know what to expect from that guy but it really feels..and Pearlman actually just walked into this room – it’s always going to be a little bit contentious between them. Sons’ creator Kurt Sutter is known to be very transparent in his opinion of the media, the industry and entertainment as a whole. What is it like working with him and how does it affects his role on the show compared to working on other projects?

Hunnam: Of course I have a great relationship with Kurt and interact with him often. But in terms of the day-to-day making of the show, he’s not that involved with my part of it. He writes every episode, and he edits every episode; but he only directs the finale. When’s he not directing he doesn’t come to set.

He’s a very opinionated guy; we have a different strategy in that regard. I only want to be known for my work. I’m an actor and I’m a writer and that’s all I want. I have no interest in being a celebrity or a personality – or even to share my opinions publically. I want to share my opinion as a character in a film, not my opinion as an actor in the world. But that’s fine if he wants to go out and kind of make his narration on how he sees things. That’s his prerogative; I just have a different approach personally. That’s because I’m not so sure about my opinions. For an actor, anonymity is the absolute best friend, because then you can reside solely in the world of the characters you play.

After a while, in the period when Tom Cruise was out talking about his stuff, you get the sense – that when you’re walking into a Tom Cruise movie, you do that with baggage. I like the Daniel Day Lewis route, where you go in and you show up every three years, and you never hear anything otherwise. Though, there’s absolutely part of an actor’s life where he’s required to go out and publicize his movie. But still that’s not me talking about myself, that’s me talking about my movie.