Guillermo Del Toro Discusses The Scale Of PACIFIC RIM

The Hellboy director talks about his work on the upcoming kaiju film Pacific Rim, saying that much of the creation in it "having the best creative experience I’ve ever had in Hollywood".

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By Paul Romano - 6/7/2012


Speaking with Total Film, director Guillermo del Toro discusses his latest film, Pacific Rim (a sci-fi epic which del Toro calls a homage to the kaiju genre). While not very in-depth, he offers some high praise for the production of the movie. "So much of the creation of the movie was having the best creative experience I’ve ever had in Hollywood," the director says.

Additionally, del Toro talks about the scale that he's working on. "When we’re talking about the physicality of the fight, we ended up building several blocks of Hong Kong. And literally demolished them. We built a building and then we took down the buildings.

"We built command centres of the robots that were the size of the house. We started them on hydraulic rigs that shoot and elevated them and moved them round so you could really get a sense of the physical nature driving a robot like this."


I can't wait to see some concept art for this film (let alone a trailer). The idea of a new robot vs. monster movie sounds fun, and with a great director at the helm, Pacific Rim is definitely one of my most anticipated films from last year.

Starring Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Ron Perlman and Charlie Hunnam, Pacific Rim is set to hit theaters July 12th, 2013.









Source: Total Film
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stevengil - 6/7/2012, 4:07 PM
Idris Elba is the new Samuel L Jackson. Dude is in everything!
JerBear - 6/7/2012, 4:07 PM
Epic
INSTANTJUSTICE - 6/7/2012, 4:13 PM
Since Prometheus fails to deliver its load, Del Toro may as well restart ATMOM.
OverlyManlyMan - 6/7/2012, 4:15 PM
yes definitely one of my most anticipating films next year, next to iron man 3 and thor 2
GreyChaos13Zero - 6/7/2012, 4:17 PM
first time of me hearing this, movie sounds promising. can't wait to find out more?)
Scooby - 6/7/2012, 4:22 PM


Scooby - 6/7/2012, 4:25 PM
AlexDeLarge87 - 6/7/2012, 4:28 PM
Cant wait.

Hope they release some concept arts or pictures of the movie soon.
EarOne - 6/7/2012, 4:38 PM
good thing it won't come out the same time as Avengers 2...remember Battleship??
laughterman26 - 6/7/2012, 4:50 PM
so geed, del toros going to own
RaythBane - 6/7/2012, 4:57 PM
I was on the Hong Kong set for this film while in Toronto visiting a friend who is in it. All I can say is HOLY CRAP WOW!!!!
This movie is gonna be sick.

While I was standing there both Guillermo Del Toro and Guillermo Navarro where chatting together and then Charlie Day, Burn Gorman and Ron Perlman walk on set!!!!

Also saw the set with one of the command pods Del Toro mentions....huge!!
Happy Day.
TheJokerMask - 6/7/2012, 5:19 PM
TheJester187 - 6/7/2012, 5:20 PM
Can't wait hollyhood needs this!
marvel72 - 6/7/2012, 5:21 PM
one of my "can't f*ckin wait to see" movies of 2013.
Coloso - 6/7/2012, 6:42 PM
@Gusto Hi, hello...


;D
masterhater - 6/7/2012, 7:34 PM
This movie sounds super rad. You guys sound like homos.
TheJokerMask - 6/7/2012, 8:15 PM
BOOBS!
plan99fromouterspace - 6/7/2012, 8:33 PM

itbegins2005 wrote:
"I hope this turns out good, but until I see a trailer or something that gives us a story and some characters to actually care about, I can't shake the feeling that this is going to be a huge flop. Battle-mechs are like box office poison-- the Matrix sequels had 'em, Sucker Punch had 'em, and... well, that's it. But the track record thus far is pretty lame."
Avatar would like a word. You might have heard of it, as it is only the HIGHEST GROSSING MOVIE OF ALL TIME.
ThatOneDude - 6/8/2012, 1:33 AM
@IM53
Dont make me cry
ThatOneDude - 6/8/2012, 1:35 AM
Oh and lets see some [frick]ing monsters!!
DukeAcureds - 6/8/2012, 4:52 AM
ItBegins@ Also Aliens had the powerloader, which is what Matrix, Avatar et. al are referencing in the first place. That film did okay.
It's good to hear that Del Toro has gotten the most out of this project. Of all the projects he could've been doing, to do one that a studio saddled him with just seemed like such a travesty. But the idea is sound enough and Del Toro can make anything excellent. Look at Blade II.
Really looking forward to this.

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