Dec. 12, 2012 | 4:49 p.m.
Guillermo del Toro hasn’t directed a film since 2008′s “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” but he’s set to return next year in a very big way with “Pacific Rim.” The first trailer for the robots-versus-kaiju film arrived today, and it promises near non-stop spectacle, or, as Del Toro said in an interview last week, “the biggest wrestling matches on Earth.” Set in the near future, the film posits that a race of kaiju has entered our world, rising up out of the ocean, and humans, struggling to survive the onslaught, have invented 25-story tall robots called Jaegers to fight them off. Charlie Hunnam stars as the troubled Raleigh Becket, who along with Rinko Kikuchi’s Mako Mori, pilots Gipsy Danger, pictured above; the film’s cast also includes Idris Elba, Charlie Day and Del Toro regular Ron Perlman as the fabulously named, […]
Aug. 02, 2012 | 11:56 a.m.
Director Guillermo del Toro deliberately avoided watching classic Japanese monster films when he was making “Pacific Rim,” his upcoming robots-versus-kaiju film. Slated for a July 12, 2013, release, the film chronicles an epic battle between alien kaiju and giant robots piloted by humans. “I felt there was a chance to do something fresh, something new that at the same time was conscious of the heritage, but not a pastiche or an homage or a greatest hits of everything,” Del Toro said. “One of the first things I did is make it a point to not check any old movies or any other references. Like start from scratch.” Del Toro is the guest on the latest episode of “Hero Complex: The Show,” which you can find above or over at the Nerdist Channel on YouTube. This interview was conducted by Hero […]