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.
What do 'Man of Steel' and 'Pacific Rim' have in common? Well, they're both two of the most anticipated films of the summer, they're both geek bait of the highest order, they're both directed by extremely talented directors with unique visual styles and they're both from Warner Bros., who may very well come out of this season as the biggest winner in Hollywood. New action-packed TV-spots from both films do nothing to temper our excitement.
Though the advertising for Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' has mostly focused on the epic battles between monsters and giant robots (which are called Jaegers), we're curious if there is more going on in the movie that just large scale smackdowns. The latest featurette allays our fears by playing up the "neural handshake" that happens between the Jaegers co-pilots.
"F--- yeah!" That was Guillermo del Toro's response when Legendary Entertainment CEO Thomas Tull asked him if he could come up with another great idea for 'Pacific Rim 2.' The first one hasn't even hit theaters yet (is set for a July 12 release) but the decision was made a while back to start work early on a follow-up, and now the first kernels of a story have dropped from del Toro himself.
When giant monsters rise up from the sea and attack civilization, humanity responds with an army of giant robots.
The 'Pacific Rim' footage that played Wonder Con was finally released online today, and we can't get enough peeks at Guillermo del Toro's upcoming, very epic robots vs. monsters flick. Instead of rewatching the trailer over and over, we decided to compile the best 'Pacific Rim' GIFs created from the most awesome moments in the trailer.
While some movies are keeping themselves super secret (ahem 'Star Trek Into Darkness'), 'Pacific Rim' has no bones about putting its giant monsters and giant robots on display in a giant way. Case in point: this brand new 'Pacific Rim' poster with a giant robot making his way down a city street.