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Guillermo del Toro Interview: The 'Pacific Rim' Director Talks Creating the Ultimate Summer Blockbuster

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by Todd Gilchrist July 11, 2013 @ 7:59 AM
Warner Bros.
Leave it to a foreigner to make possibly Hollywood’s most archetypical American film of 2013, 'Pacific Rim.' Although Guillermo del Toro borrowed from Japanese monster movies and anime for his basic idea, set much of the film in foreign countries, and assembled a cast of characters that more or less defines "multiethnic" and "multicultural", he celebrates the West’s great melting pot, and its heroic traditions, with his story of monsters and the giant robots that humanity builds to fight them.
Del Toro didn’t stop there, however. His latest film, also his biggest, is a remarkably humanistic odyssey, buoyed not by an affection for militaristic power, or even the triumph of individual heroism, but the uplift of humanity coming together and prevailing, geographic and political borders be damned. We caught up with him for a substantial conversation about his latest film earlier this when, during which he offered some insights into the thematic underpinnings and conceptual foundations of this terrifically straightforward summer opus.
In addition to talking about the process of constructing a pure adventure story in an era where complicated mythologies dominate the moviemaking landscape, del Toro explored the film’s deeper, recurrent themes, and offered some insights into his creative approach as he tackles a horde of projects at one time, without any certainty when – or if – they might come to fruition.

Guillermo del Toro FX Pilot 'The Strain' Adds 'Pacific Rim' Star Robert Maillet as "Master" Villain

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 11, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Dark Horse / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
We thought Guillermo del Toro's forthcoming FX horror adaptation pilot 'The Strain' had delivered its biggest casting with yesterday's addition of 'Lord of the Rings' star Sean Astin, but today has proven us literally wrong. Hulking 'Pacific Rim' star Robert Maillet has signed on to play the vampire thriller's major villain, so can a series order from FX be far behind?

'Pacific Rim' Review

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by James Rocchi July 10, 2013 @ 12:19 PM
Warner Bros.
As basically a three-word genre mash-up -- monsters vs. robots -- the announcement that Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures were making 'Pacific Rim' didn't really need to offer much more than just that siren-song simple idea. But it did, promising a big canvas for a big talent, the director Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro isn't a household name -- unless you live in Austin -- but he's the outsized outsider genius behind movies like 'Hellboy' and 'Blade 2' as well as films like 'Pan's Labyrinth' and 'The Devil's Backbone.' And while counting down to 'Pacific Rim,' I had the feeling that while it was nice to have someone spending $200 million to make what my inner 12-year-old would no doubt consider the perfect summer movie, my adult self couldn't help but be suspicious of anyone who'd spend that much money on a pre-teen's idea of the perfect summer movie.

14-Minute 'Pacific Rim' Featurette: Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba Give One Last Big Sales Pitch

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by Damon Houx July 9, 2013 @ 7:10 AM
http://youtu.be/vuuhcHjShpE
Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' hits theaters this Friday, and it's fair to say that everyone involved is a little nervous that this big-budgeted monsters vs. robots movie won't connect with audiences. So now we're getting a near-fifteen minute making-of featurette to sell the film again.

Suit Up for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' 'Pacific Rim' With This Epic Prize Pack

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by Nick Romano July 8, 2013 @ 11:00 AM
Warner Bros./Legendary
Guillermo del Toro ('Pan's Labyrinth,' 'Hellboy') is about to unleash his monsters on the world in 'Pacific Rim.' Of course, by "monsters" we're referring to both the Godzilla-sized "Kaiju" beasts and the equally gargantuan "Jaeger" robots. For a movie that's as epic as it certainly sounds, we're offering up a prize pack that many a del Toro fan would be thrilled to own.

'Pacific Rim' Offers $20 "SuperTickets" -- in Canada

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by Jacob Hall July 5, 2013 @ 9:00 AM
Warner Bros.
First, we heard Steven Spielberg and George Lucas warn of a coming change in the way we go to the movies. Then, 'World War Z' had that $50 "Mega Ticket," which gave viewers access to all kinds of additional goodies. Now, Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' is getting in on the action, offering a $20 "SuperTicket" that will include special bonuses. The only catch is that it's for Canadian audiences only.

'Pacific Rim': Ron Perlman Wants to Sell You Some Kaiju Organs

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by Britt Hayes July 2, 2013 @ 6:45 PM
Warner Bros.
http://youtu.be/mNwECmiJNFw
Are you in the market for some rather taboo remedies? 'Pacific Rim' star Ron Perlman, in character as Hannibal Chau, wants to sell you some rather illicit Kaiju organs to cure what ails you. Whether you're suffering from basic ailments like insomnia, restless leg syndrome, or more embarrassing ones like erectile dysfunction, Chau has the cure for what ails you -- you know, before we all become extinct. Like Chau says, "Just because the apocalypse is here doesn't mean you can't look and feel your best!"

'Pacific Rim' vs. 'Grown Ups 2': Which Are You Most Excited About?

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by Eric Walkuski July 1, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
Warner Bros./Sony
A lot has recently been written on the box office prospects of Guillermo del Toro’s 'Pacific Rim,' which some forecasters think will land with a great big thud in two weeks. However, it looks like it's got some competition in the form of -- wait for it -- 'Grown Ups 2.'