In preparation for the first 'Pacific Rim' trailer, hitting sometime in the (hopefully) near future, Warner Bros. has recently kicked off its viral marketing campaign. Other than a Kaiju monster attack emergency broadcast video and a robot blueprint circling the web, though, not much has been revealed in terms of footage from the upcoming film. But that's changing with the next 'Pacific Rim' video, which teases an actual monster attack. So, what do you say? Want to meet one of the Kaiju?
Guillermo del Toro
Have you, like us, been counting down the days and minutes until you can catch a glimpse at Guillermo del Toro's monsters-versus-robots epic 'Pacific Rim'? Today brings you the news that you don't have to do the counting down on your own - the film's official site can do it for you, and we've found out just when we'll be seeing some footage from this most anticipated film.
The viral campaign for the Warner Bros. release has begun with the opening of the site, as well as a few minor goodies that will help immerse you into the surreal world of the blockbuster. Check 'em all out after the break.
Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' has become one of the most anticipated big releases of 2013 despite/because of how mum everyone involved been. We know it's about Earth assembling an army of giant robots to combat an invasion of massive monsters and since it's a del Toro film, we know it will look amazing, but other than a few shots of the cast and a tantalizing teaser poster, Warner Bros. has been pretty quiet. Although the trailer for 'Pacific Rim' should arrive with 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' our first real look at the robots in the film may have arrived, hidden away in a video about del Toro's production company.
We have a lot -- a lot -- of genre reports for you today, not including Guillermo del Toro's epic new project said to be a supernatural version of 'The Avengers.' In addition, there are reported updates on the adaptation of Joe Hill's 'Locke and Key' and JJ Abrams' latest monster acquisition.
It could be argued that Guillermo del Toro is the busiest man in Hollywood. The writer-producer-director often has several movies in various stages of development at one time, and the state we currently find him in is no different, with 'Pacific Rim' in post-production and various features ('Frankenstein', 'The Haunted Mansion') in the works. Perhaps his most intriguing project in development, however, is an updated take on 'The Incredible Hulk', which is being produced by Marvel Studios and ABC Television. Want to know when we might see the big guy tackle the big guy?
A few weeks ago, we received the news that next summer's highly-anticipated monster movie 'Pacific Rim' would be getting the post-converted-3D treatment from Warner Bros. Some would call that a disheartening revelation, as the list of movies that have been post-converted well is a short one. Director Guillermo del Toro even initially displayed trepidation about it, but he has now seemingly come around on the matter, recently breaking down why we shouldn't expect the worst.
Man, with elements like that in the title, what more do you need to know? Oh, alright. With TV ever more the burgeoning medium these days, more and more prolific film names are getting into the development game. Guillermo del Toro has certainly had his hands in a few TV pots, everything from the delayed 'Hulk' series to a new HBO venture, but could a new vampire series at FX with 'LOST' executive producer Carlton Cuse be the next big thing? Get ready for a wildfire spread when 'The Strain' trilogy hits the tube!