Warner Bros. has released two new clips for their upcoming monsters-vs-robots flick, 'Pacific Rim.' The first clip (above) is an explosive and up-close look at one of the human-piloted giant robots fighting a gigantic alien monster (otherwise known as a Kaiju), and we get to learn what an "elbow rocket" is. Hint: it's pretty fantastic. We also get to see the neural bridge in action, which is when two military pilots' brains are linked through the robot's system, allowing them to coordinate attacks with one another telepathically.
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The first official clip for 'Pacific Rim' has been released, and Warner Bros. is taking a decidedly different route with promotion. Rather than focus on all the big robots-vs-monsters action we've seen in the (amazing) trailers, this piece of footage gives us a tense and intimate moment between stars Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba.
Movie fans really don't need any extra incentive to go see 'Pacific Rim' in IMAX. After all, if you're going to see a movie about gigantic robots fighting gigantic monsters, you might as well go see it on the most gigantic screen imaginable. However, there is now another reason to see director Guillermo del Toro's epic, sci-fi actioner on a grand scale: attendees of the first IMAX screenings will receive an incredible, limited-edition poster.
We were already on board with FX's forthcoming pilot adaptation of Guillermo del Toro's vampire novel series 'The Strain,' but the latest casting might prove its most inspired yet. 'Hellboy' and recent 'Doctor Who' star John Hurt has officially joined the cast in an important role, deepening the mystery of 'The Strain's lack of series order.
Now that 'Man of Steel' is on the verge of opening, we can turn all of our anticipation in the general direction of 'Pacific Rim,' which still looks like the film to beat this summer. Guillermo del Toro's robots-vs-monsters epic has built a unique mythology from the ground up, and a new featurette gives us a behind-the-scenes look at creating this world ... with a special emphasis on the giant robots, of course.
'The Simpsons' is entering its 25th year of existence, as hard as that is to believe, and to help celebrate, the show's creators will be appearing at San Diego Comic-Con 2013. What's particularly interesting, however, is that they'll evidently be bringing never-before-seen footage from the show directed by none other than Guillermo del Toro. You read that correctly.
FX's upcoming pilot 'The Strain' -- which comes from from visual master Guillermo del Toro's 2009 horror novel series -- is expected to receive a full season pickup, thus has continued adding to its diverse cast. Joining the established regulars is relative newcomer Miguel Gomez, best known to American audiences for a role in the most recent season of 'Louie,' but who will Gomez play?
When you're making a movie about large robots fighting gigantic monsters, a lot of your action is going to be done through computer imagery. A director like Guillermo del Toro knows the best way to sell CGI is to mesh it with as much practical work as possible. In the latest featurette on the making of 'Pacific Rim,' del Toro talks about how he approached the special effects for his giant monster movie.