SDCC'14: An Evening Piloting A Jaeger And Visiting With Guillermo Del Toro

SDCC'14: An Evening Piloting A Jaeger And Visiting With Guillermo Del Toro

Tonight was preview night at the San Diego Comic-Con and we spent the evening at the Legendary Booth (#3920) learning more about Pacific Rim: Jaegar Pilot and Del Toro's upcoming film Crimson Peak.

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By Nathan Best - 7/24/2014
San Diego Comi-Con 2014 - Legendary Booth

We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of Legendary's booth during preview night at this year's International Comic-Con, which kicks off tomorrow.  As you can see from the image above, they have a LOT packed into a little space.

Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot (powered by Oculus)The Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot is an immersive experience powered by Oculus Rift.  Thanks to the virtual reality technology, the user is placed within the cockpit of a 250-story mech and gets to spend a few minutes piloting the jaeger.  Fans of the film won't be dissapointed.  There wer Xbox controllers at the booth, but lips were sealed regarding current and future projects. It's a good bet that there will be a game announcement soon... The end of the presentation promised something big in April of 2015.  A game perhaps?

After the Pacific Rim station we had the opportunity to spend some time with Guillermo Del Toro to discuss his upcoming film Crimson Peak.  Del Toro built a three story house for the film, but was unable to transport the entire home to the San Diego Convention Center for Comic-Con.  Instead he created a smaller version of the haunted house for users to visit at the Legendary booth (#3920).  He oversaw every aspect of the build all the way down to where the cobwebs would be placed.  He pointed out that the house is full of hidden symbols and messages, including moths, butterflyes and even hidden words and phrases. It's impressive to say the least. According to Del Toro, the items on display within the home contain everything one would need to piece together the events in the film.

When I asked him what inspired the story for the film, Guillermo Del Toro said "I'm a big nerd.  I have a library that is 11,000 square feet. I read, read, read... One of my main interests was gothic romance.  Gothic romance is an obsession I have... I wanted to make a gothic romance that could take you to uncomfortable places.  It's an "R" rated experience and we go to very extreme places."

Guillermo Del Toro - Crimson Peak - SDCC 2014

The Legendary booth also gave us our first look at the title treatment for the upcoming Warcraft film, as well as several of the weapons and props used in the film.  Head over to SDCC'14: Official WARCRAFT Title Treatment Revealed to take a look!
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Darktower - 7/24/2014, 2:13 AM
That all great for Del Toro... but i was hoping for some sore Justice League Dark announcement from him..
McGee - 7/24/2014, 2:23 AM
Nate...did you ever lean in and whisper ask him about Dark Universe/Justice League Dark, or did you restrain yourself from making a potential social/professional faux pas?
McGee - 7/24/2014, 2:29 AM
I would have been too afraid to ask him about that, unless we were drinking beers after Comic Con. And if he did tell me anything... I probably wouldn't report it until he said it publicly, or gave me permission (i.e. press round table interview).

.....I think I answered my own question.
Himura - 7/24/2014, 2:30 AM
Sweat Jesus I wish I was at Comic-Con
mbembet - 7/24/2014, 2:39 AM
Del Toro for Legend of Zelda live action movie
GUNSMITH - 7/24/2014, 3:02 AM
HELLBOY 3 PLEASE
ScionStorm - 7/24/2014, 3:21 AM
Did anyone ask him if Crimson Peak is set in the same universe as Devil's Backbone and possibly Pan's Labyrinth?
ScionStorm - 7/24/2014, 3:24 AM
I wish I had a library of 11000 square feet. When it comes to fiction I'm like Bell in the Beast's library. Love the smell of shelves of bound paper.
SaxoWolf - 7/24/2014, 3:53 AM
Del Toro is a boss. That Crimson Peak stand in looks awesome. I hope he can delivers more news about Justice League Dark soon.
DrunkenNukem - 7/24/2014, 4:01 AM
I guess Dark Universe isn´t happening anytime soon
dethpillow - 7/24/2014, 4:21 AM
Gothic Romance it is then, Crimson Peak sounds really potentially cool to me. actually didn't know about it at all until a couple days ago.

it turns out Emma Stone was cast in it at first, but then that didn't work out.
dethpillow - 7/24/2014, 4:24 AM
he's a really fun filmaker, he should just be allowed to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants to.

You wouldn't really want him working on Justice League Dark right now anyways, would you? Shouldn't there be a JLA first? maybe he'll get done with Pacific Rim 2 and then go do your Justice League Dark movie...

As a Marvel fan, I'd love to see him on a Thor movie. he would know how to do it right, for sure.
SaxoWolf - 7/24/2014, 4:31 AM
Agreed @dethpillow , Del Toro would be an interesting choice to direct a Thor movie. I'd also love to see him return to the Blade franchise or maybe even direct a Punisher or Daredevil movie.
omnipotent18 - 7/24/2014, 5:51 AM
I don't care about no pilot game, give me an open world STRAIN video game, and then we can do business.
Jollem - 7/24/2014, 6:06 AM
oculus rift jaeger ride = awesome

"He oversaw every aspect of the build all the way down to where the cobwebs would be placed."

the man's an artist

i wanna see his library
dethpillow - 7/24/2014, 9:12 AM
yeah, he must have so much fun stuff.
johnblake - 7/24/2014, 9:44 AM
Del toro for live action Dragonball Z. He would kill it, who agrees.
NateBest - 7/24/2014, 10:30 AM
Time with Del Toro was limited, so we weren't able to get into his other projects or future plans :o(
RetroFit - 7/24/2014, 10:55 AM
Del Toro looks like George R. R. Martin trimmed the beard, lost the hat and dropped 100 pounds.
RetroFit - 7/24/2014, 11:01 AM
Nate, you're ruling the Comic-Con coverage! This is the kind of exclusive stuff I've craved from this site for years! Keep it up!
ScionStorm - 7/24/2014, 11:58 AM
@dethpillow Guiellermo Del Toro and Walt Simonson collaborating on a Thor movie would be amazing.
NateBest - 7/24/2014, 7:12 PM
@RetroFit - Thanks! It's been busy.

Look for some TMNT material later tonight ;o)

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