Director Guillermo del Toro’s giant-robots giant-robots-versus-giant-monsters sci-fi action epic Pacific Rim won’t stomp into theaters until July 12, but the film’s backers already see its franchise potential as, well, giant—so much so that a sequel was greenlit before the movie was finished. After the first screening, Legendary Entertainment CEO Thomas Tull immediately told del Toro to start writing a follow-up. “He said, ‘Do you think you can come up with a great idea?’ ” del Toro remembers. “I said, ‘F—, yeah!’ ! Because on the way to the finished screenplay, there were entire angles and ideas that we chopped off because they were too much.” READ FULL STORY »
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Last month at WonderCon, Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro treated the audience to some supersize monster-versus-robot action that was, as Charlie Day’s scientist says, “2,500 tons of awesome.” Now that had-to-be-there footage is packaged in a new trailer that is certain to whet the appetites of fans of old-school monster movies and special-effects extravaganzas.
The new trailer also serves as a more detailed introduction into the movie’s concept and plot, explaining the alien monsters’ intentions and the science behind the two-man Jaeger robots. Honestly, it’s a glorified version of something your 6-year-old invents in his backyard sandbox. But watching it play out on a giant canvas with Del Toro’s movie magic is truly something to look forward to seeing on a giant screen. READ FULL STORY »
Over the weekend, Warner Bros. released a pair of new posters showing off a couple of the giant robo-suit attackbots from this summer’s monster mash Pacific Rim. The posters show off a pair of Jaegers, which are what our military would be using if it were approximately 1000% more awesome. One of them, Gipsy Danger, hails from the US of A; the other, Striker Eureka, comes from Australia. Check out the posters below: READ FULL STORY »
Fans packed the Anaheim Convention Center Arena Saturday afternoon for one of WonderCon’s banner events — a sneak peek of Pacific Rim and The Conjuring, with directors Guillermo del Toro and James Wan.
Del Toro’s highly anticipated sci-fi epic (set for a July 12 release) stars Charlie Hunnman, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman. Del Toro has been teasing convention audiences with action-packed footage since Comic-Con 2012 — as if we needed much convincing to check out what happens when human-controlled robots battle monsters.
But WonderCon wanted to get our hearts pounding before treating us to an adrenaline rush, and they did just that with two exclusive — and terrifying — clips from Wan’s The Conjuring, which dares to ask: what happens if those old house creaks aren’t just old house creaks? Jerks.
The movie that Guillermo del Toro was supposed to direct is opening tomorrow. Four years ago, the director of Pan’s Labyrinth and the tantalizingly unfinished Hellboy trilogy set off to New Zealand to make two Hobbit films, back when the idea of a mere two Hobbit films sounded like overkill. Del Toro ultimately left the project, and opted to make a movie about gigantic sea monsters from another dimension battling giant anime robots controlled by beautiful people in form-fitting exoskeletons. The movie is called Pacific Rim, the trailer just hit the internet, and there are two things you have to know: It apparently features the voice GLaDOS, the demon supercomputer from Portal; and it definitely features Idris Elba using his native British accent. Watch and marvel: READ FULL STORY »
Huge, hulking monsters, and huge, hulking robots destroying each other, jumping out from the screen, in 3-D. Why not?
Sure, director Guillermo Del Toro said in July that his mega sci-fi battle flick wasn’t shot in 3-D because of the scale of the creatures and robots involved, but it turns out, according to Variety, that Warner Bros. has green lit the movie being converted into 3-D as a corporate, financial decision. The film, starring Son’s of Anarchy‘s Charlie Hunnam and Ron Perlman, and set for release July 12, 2013, will also be released in 2-D. Calls to the film’s publicists at Warner Bros. were not immediately returned.
Fans may rejoice, though. Who doesn’t like an epic monsters-versus-robots fight that feels like it’s about to crush your face!
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The Project: Pacific Rim
The Panel: Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi (pictured), director Guillermo del Toro. Moderated by the Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick.
Footage Screened: “This movie came to me like a big, fat, obscene Christmas gift at a time that I needed it very much,” del Toro explained before screening a trailer he said was cut specifically for Comic-Con and would not be seen anywhere else.
And, boy, was it massive. READ FULL STORY »
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