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. giant trailers every show
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer, plus del toro discusses his next project >> Posted 01.09.13 by Ryan
"Today we are cancelling the apocalypse!"
From the beginning, we've been anxiously awaiting Guillermo del Toro's upcoming sci-fi monster movie, Pacific Rim, a project the director has called "the biggest giant monster movie ever made." Del Toro has admitted that Pacific Rim would be inspired by "the kaiju genre in Japan," the subgenre that introduced Godzilla and other "giant monster" movies to audiences. However, at AICN's annual Butt-Numb-a-Thon, del Toro said that Pacific Rim was "a movie made by a fan but not a fan film," so that anyone that watches it, regardless of their knowledge of kaiju movies would still "get a boner."
The first footage from Pacific Rim was unveiled at Comic-Con this summer, but unless you were there in Hall H, the first trailer for the movie is most people's first opportunity to see del Toro's monsters do battle with massive robots called Jaegers, which are controlled by two human pilots. monster trailers every show
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 12.13.12 by Ryan
Which Director is Strongest With the Force?
Like many Star Wars fans, it took us a while to process the news that the creator and caretaker of the greatest sci-fi epic of all time, George Lucas, had sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney. And, as if that news wasn't momentous enough, Disney concurrently announced that plans were already underway for an all-new Star Wars movie, a sequel to the original trilogy that would likely be the first movie in a new trilogy.
Minds thoroughly blown, we started to think about the future of the franchise. Jar Jar Binks and Hayden Christensen's horrible acting had really hurt the prequel trilogy and Lucas' constant meddling with the original trilogy tested our faith in ol' grey beard even further. With Lucas out of the picture, could the franchise regain its former glory?
In the days following the announcement, it was revealed that Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) had been hired to write the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VII, while rumors continue to swirl that Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) is in the running to direct. Do you think that Vaughn is the right man for the job or would you like to see J.J. Abrams (Star Trek), Jon Favreau (Cowboys & Aliens) or someone else direct? Who do you think has the vision to chart the course of the future of the Star Wars franchise?
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Posted 11.13.12 by BrentJS
Del Toro Does Baby Mama Horror
We love just about everything that Guillermo del Toro has a hand in, so we're holding out hope that, despite the clichéd creepy crawlies, pretty ridiculous premise and terrible title, he has infused his latest production, Mama, with some of his magic.
Written and directed by Andres Muschietti and based on his two-shot Spanish short of the same name, Mama centers around two feral orphaned sisters — Victoria (Megan Charpentier) and Lilly (Isabelle Nélisse) — who are discovered living in the woods and taken in by their uncle Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his partner Annabel (Jessica Chastain). But, as if dealing with the feral girls' strange behavior isn't difficult enough, Lucas and Annabel also face a malevolent spirit the girls call "Mama" that appears to have followed them out of the woods with the intention of reclaiming them.more hair-raising horror trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 09.16.12 by BrentJS
Director Guillermo del Toro and actor Ron Perlman were on hand at the San Diego Comic-Con to promote the upcoming "robots vs. giant monsters" movie Pacific Rim, but couldn't escape the lingering questions of Hellboy 3. Perlman recently endured the painstaking make-up process for the character (something he's admitted that he isn't a fan of) to fulfill a Make a Wish Foundation request of a six year old boy battling leukemia. Del Toro admitted to Entertainment Weekly during the convention that the result of that visit has reinvigorated the director/actor duo's desire to want to make a third installment.
perlman talks Hellboy 3 >> Posted 07.17.12 by Ryan
I’ve encountered a lot of kids who are fans of the movies, but to hear the story of this kid who was watching the movies while going through treatment, it really just moved me a lot. I can say publicly that now we are together in trying in that endeavor [to do Hellboy 3], so let's see if somebody finances it.
Up until now, we've seen very little of Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim but that changes with today's debut of the movie's first poster.
The poster illustrates the size the of the massive robots, called Jaegers, controlled by two human pilots, which are used to do battle with monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju. The two pilots standing on the shoulder of the Jaeger in the poster look like ants in comparison to the skyscraper-sized robot.
Warner Bros. released the poster to coincide with the movie's appearance at this week's Comic-Con. Del Toro will host a panel for Pacific Rim on Saturday in Hall H at Comic-Con. The director and stars Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kicuchi, and Ron Perlman will also be hand to sign autographs at a session following the panel.
Unlike most of the projects making an appearance at Comic-Con, little is known about Pacific Rim, which is still shooting. Here's the movie's synopsis:
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 (Hunnam) and an untested trainee (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. check out the Comic-Con poster >> Posted 07.07.12 by Chris
Even though director Guillermo del Toro is not quite ready to share with us the designs of the gigantic "Kaiju" monsters that will terrorize the Earth in his new sci-fi epic, Pacific Rim, or the enormous piloted robots called "Jaegers" that humanity will create to battle the monsters, del Toro has been willing to share just enough details to get us salivating. Del Toro recently disclosed that "several blocks of Hong Kong" were built and "literally demolished" to show the devastation of the conflicts between monsters and mechs. And, in the most recent issue of Total Film Magazine, del Toro explained why some of the locales where the action takes place will make Pacific Rim a visually stunning action movie and a unique entry in the kaiju eiga ("monster movie") genre. what did del toro say? >> Posted 06.22.12 by BrentJS
If you've seen Pan's Labyrinth or either of the Hellboy movies, then you know that director Guillermo del Toro prefers to use costumes, makeup, and practical effects whenever possible, rather than computer-generated imagery. Del Toro's predilection for doing things "in-camera" continues in the production of his latest movie, Pacific Rim. In the new issue of Total Film Magazine, del Toro revealed that "several blocks of Hong Kong" were created only to be destroyed during the conflict between the titanic "Kaiju" monsters that threaten to wipe out civilization as we know it and the enormous piloted robots called "Jaegers" that serve as the last line of defense for the human race. what did del toro say? >> Posted 06.14.12 by BrentJS
In a recent interview, British actor Idris Elba confirmed his return as Heimdall in Thor 2, describing the Marvel Studios movie as his "man in a suit film," but that description actually fits several of his recent movies. Elba can be seen sporting a blue space suit in Prometheus — currently in theaters — and thanks to the latest issue of Total Film Magazine, we now know that he'll be wearing a pretty snazzy black armored suit in director Guillermo del Toro's giant robots-versus-giant monsters movie, Pacific Rim. check out Elba's look in Pacific Rim >> Posted 06.11.12 by BrentJS
With a title that hints at nothing more than location, it's no wonder that director Guillermo del Toro has taken every possible opportunity to explain that his new sci-fi movie, Pacific Rim, features gigantic mechanized robots battling gigantic monsters or "kaiju," as they are known in Japan (in contrast, Japanese kaiju movies are pretty easy to identify by title alone, e.g., 2001's Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack). Del Toro has spoken at length about his love of kaiju movies, even calling Pacific Rim a "very, very beautiful poem to giant monsters," but the actual plot of the movie has remained a mystery until now.
After a movie blogger posted an unconfirmed synopsis earlier this week, Warner Bros. sent out a one-pager containing the official synopsis of Pacific Rim, which ties together many of the story elements that del Toro has teased in the past and even confirms some of the information that NewsInFilm claimed to have gleaned from a copy of Travis Beacham's (Clash of the Titans remake) script well over a year ago. The release did not confirm MarketSaw's claim that the movie will be released in 3D, however. read the synopsis >> Posted 05.25.12 by BrentJS