Updates on Guillermo del Toro's Sci-Fi Monster Movie, PACIFIC RIM

After the jump, you'll find a couple updates on the upcoming monster/robot mash, Pacific Rim. Check it out.

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By Destroyer14 - 2/11/2012


So is everyone hyped for summer 2013? Good, cause we have a Godzilla-like movie heading our way. Over at the Del Toro forums, the director has taken some time over the past month to answer some questions regarding the film. Below are the most important.

First up, my favorite one, about the giant robot designs in the film.

I never “bend” a property to fit me. I just fall in love with the stories and give it my everything, so- don’t worry about GOLDEN ARMY Mechas. These are proper robots but they obey our own sensibilities in design. I am not making them gear or steampunky at all but I also don’t want them to be just a “riff” on preexisting designs from Anime or games.

Hmm, so no Mechagodzillas sadly. Next most important one, about changes to the script after the recent events in Japan.

As far as Japan, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), one of our main characters is Japanese and her flashbacks are tied to a MAJOR set piece set in Tokyo. We are involving – and always have involved- the entire PACIFIC RIM. Japan, China, Australia, Coastal Russia etc, etc No major rewrites took place after the Earthquake. I changed the nature and location of Mako’s flashback but it was still in Japan.

For the rest, hit the link at the bottom. Pacific Rim stomps and blasts its way into theaters next summer.

Source: Del Toro films
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jazzman - 2/11/2012, 4:23 PM
i cant wait for this movie
Clayface27 - 2/11/2012, 4:46 PM
this movie is gonna kick ass
nailbiter111 - 2/11/2012, 4:54 PM
should be an awesome movie. can't wait!
soberchimera - 2/11/2012, 4:55 PM
Most anticipated for 2013:
1. Man of Steel
2. Pacific Rim
3. Iron Man 3
4. Thor II
5. Star Trek 2
Destroyer14 - 2/11/2012, 4:56 PM
This is and Godzilla for films of the decade.
thewolfx - 2/11/2012, 4:57 PM
this movie is gonna own amiright ?


Bandrews1 - 2/11/2012, 5:19 PM
Great, I'm really looking forward to this.
Steping - 2/11/2012, 5:51 PM
Most anticipated for 2013:

1. Man of Steel
2. The Hobbit: There and Back Again
3. Star Trek 2
4. Pacific Rim
BlazinTexan - 2/11/2012, 6:09 PM
this movie will [frick]ing rock are balls off i have no doubt
13echo - 2/11/2012, 6:45 PM
I'm completely lost.....
xXkryptoniteXx - 2/11/2012, 7:03 PM
Oh shit, I can't wait. I've always wanted a good monster movie that's high budget, cloverfield didn't cut it for me and so as super 8. So when I heard about this I got so excited, kinda sad that we could have two monster movies on the same year. Mountain of madness and pacific rim but then again del toro can only make one. 2013 sounds like a good year oh yeah
OverlyManlyMan - 2/11/2012, 7:04 PM
Viva Del Toro!!
RaythBane - 2/11/2012, 7:53 PM
Big boy Robert Maillet form Sherlock Holmes and Immortals is in this too....He has a pretty big part...and it looks soooo kick ass!!!
AUSSYACE - 2/11/2012, 9:44 PM
Trailer Please...
AlexDeLarge87 - 2/12/2012, 3:49 AM
YAY Cant wait :)
marvel72 - 2/12/2012, 6:08 AM
i can't wait to see the trailer to this.
PaulRom - 2/12/2012, 6:53 AM
Can't wait.

Here's my top 5 anticipated films for 2013:

1. Man Of Steel
2. Star Trek 2
3. Iron Man 3
4. Thor 2
5. Pacific Rim

marvel72 - 2/12/2012, 8:10 AM
my top six anticipated films of 2012

1.thor 2
2.iron man 3
3.pacific rim
4.the hobbit part 2
5.man of steel
6.star trek 2
GUNSMITH - 2/12/2012, 8:20 AM
I'M HOPING WE CAN GET SOME CONCEPTUAL ART FOR PACIFIC RIM SOON....
Brady1138 - 2/12/2012, 3:39 PM
And now for mine:

1. The Hobbit: There and Back Again

2. Pacific Rim

3. Star Trek 2

4. Iron Man 3

5. Man of Steel (kinda)

I grew up primarily on Godzilla and giant monster movies, so Pacific Rim was practically made for me!
alekesam - 2/12/2012, 4:00 PM
On one hand, I want to see conceptual art really (really) bad, but on the other, I want to walk into the movie blind and be amazed. So torn.
amxt - 2/13/2012, 6:57 AM
I'm wondering if there is any behind-the-scenes tie-in to Gaiking. Remember the short clip from early 2010? Could it have been a commissioned prototype? Most sites are stating that 2012 is supposed to be the release date for Gaiking but NOTHING has surfaced since the original clip. The story that del Toro is telling is straight out of Super Robot Mecha/Force Five/Shogun Warriors.

Godzilla comparisons are off-base.
amxt - 2/15/2012, 2:24 PM
ohh ooh here's mine
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1. Untitled Chris Nolan love story/comedy
2. Iron Man: Rust Never Sleeps
3. Captain America vs Spanxman
4. The Dark Knight Goes to White Castle
5. Lord of the Dancing Rings (with Michael Flatley)
6. The Gobbit: There, Back then Back There Again
7. Star Trek 3
8. Transformers: Revenge of the Plotline
9. Pacific Rimmers (don't ask)
10. Thor 2: Hammered

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