Guillermo Del Toro Talks Pacific Rim

This sounds truly epic - del Toro's kaiju movie has us very excited indeed.

Posted 20th June 2012, 7:37am in Idris Elba, Guillermo del Toro, Pacific Rim, News
Guillermo Del Toro Talks Pacific Rim

With the first image recently released (above), Guillermo del Toro’s epic-sounding Pacific Rim has been getting us more and more interested over the last few weeks. The visionary directors take on a story of giant kaiju (monsters) attacking across the world, with humanity (including Idris Elba) fighting back using huge mechs sounds like a winning formula to us.

The director has revealed a few ideas from the upcoming flick in an interview with Total Film, and his descriptions of these scenes sound incredible;

“We had a Tokyo scene that we shot here in Toronto,” del Toro said. We had several Hong Kong scenes and a few scenes in Australia, through the television. We briefly see the kaiju take over San Francisco. The whole Pacific Rim needs a sense of danger.”

“We take the battles far and above! Two or three of them happen in places where there have never been a battle between kaiju and robots. From the bottom of the ocean to the atmosphere of the Earth. We have a battle in a storm at sea. Every battle we try to do differently. One is seen from the point of view of a single person. We never cut away from that point of view.”
Pacific Rim is set for a July 12th, 2013 release.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.