Today's Hot Trailer: Robots Rule in Latest Look at Pacific Rim
01.09.13 by Ryan
Meet the giant robots that will protect us from giant, invading monsters.
The first footage from Guillermo del Toro's upcoming sci-fi monster movie, Pacific Rim, was revealed at a packed San Diego Comic-Con panel last summer, eliciting responses from online journalists like "freaking amazing" and "pretty badass". Those that missed the panel had to wait until the movie's first trailer was released last month to catch a peek at what everyone was talking about, but, thankfully, there's already another trailer online which debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) going on in Las Vegas.
Unlike the previous trailer, which started by showing some of the creatures, the latest trailer focuses almost solely on the giant robots mankind has created to dispose of the monsters.
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Before Pacific Rim took shape, del Toro was planning on directing At the Mountains of Madness, an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's novella. Universal canceled the project back in 2011, but, apparently, del Toro is hoping for another chance at making it.
"I'm going to try it one more time," del Toro told The Playlist. "Once more into the dark abyss. We're gonna do a big presentation of the project again at the start of the year and see if any [studio's] interested."
Del Toro added that Tom Cruise is "still attached" to the project and that the actor has "been such a great ally of the project."
Whether At the Mountains of Madness becomes del Toro's next project obviously remains to be seen, but we can be sure of one movie that the director won't be working on: Star Wars: Episode VII. In a separate interview with The Playlist, del Toro revealed that he wasn't "formally approached" about the upcoming sequel, but did receive a phone call.
We got one phone call to my agent saying, "Is Guillermo interested?" And basically I have so much stuff already of my own, and I'm pursuing stuff that I'm generating already... It was very flattering. It was just a phone call, it didn't go past that, it was very nice to be asked, but believe it or not, I'm busy enough.
We'll no doubt learn more about del Toro's next project as we approach the July 12th release of Pacific Rim.