As Legendary prepares to launch a new Godzilla, and audiences’ attentions continue to focus on beasts emerging from the seas, you get he sense that the second Pacific Rim is inching closer and closer to the production pipeline.
We’ve picked you (yeah-huh, you) to host the 24 Hour Non-Oscar-Thon. Twenty four straight hours of movies from last year that the Academy refused to nominate in a single category this year.
The Rim trailer is pretty funny. I laughed at the futuristic Altoids that block cancer. But Rim is such a big, fat in-on-the-joke endeavor that it can’t be slapped down to size by a few swipes at its “credibility.” It’s a damn blockbuster about robots punching monsters in the face.
Halloween hasn’t even happened yet, and we’re already at the first wave of huge releases set for the Holiday season. No, really. This week’s Hi Plains Drifter and The Untold History of the United States would look great in Dad’s stocking. Besides, what woman wouldn’t want a Blu-ray copy of the 10th Anniversary Edition of Love Actually? that comes complete with a heart-shaped ornament, just to prove it’s supposed to be a stocking stuffer.
Pacific Rim earned $407.3 million worldwide. Currently, it is the 10th-highest-grossing film worldwide in 2013. But as ComicBook.com points out, “Of the nine films ranked ahead of Pacific Rim worldwide, eight of them were either sequels or based on pre-existing books or comic book characters."
This summer, Guillermo del Toro gave us a big summer blockbuster and a brand new story with Pacific Rim, a tale set in the 2020s in a time when humanity is deadlocked in a fight with a species of monsters known as the Kaijus, a species which has reached Earth via an inter-dimensional portal. Now, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is bringing Pacific Rim on to a variety of formats, including Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on October 15.
The 2% tax was applied in response to a 2012 negotiation between the U.S. and Chinese governments that, according to the Times, “eased restrictions on the number of foreign movies allowed into China under its quota system [and] also gave studios a larger slice of box-office revenue, increasing their take from as little as 13% to as much as 25% of ticket receipts.”
I wondered how close we were these kind of scientific breakthroughs, and so I turned to my childhood friend and cousin Jim Salvia, who went from being a brainy kid to an electrical engineer who while getting his PhD at Stanford worked on the technology that now allows quadriplegics to operate computers with their brains.
We're more optimistic than ever that a sequel to Pacific Rim is possible, thanks to a big opening in China that boosted its international gross enough for Warner Bros. to chalk it up as a hit. So while we wait for the sequel to actually start moving, we can dig through some hints about what director Guillermo del Toro is planning to figure out what might happen. But don't assume he won't change his mind
We told you earlier this week that all hopes for a Pacific Rim sequel resided in China, where the monsters vs. robots film was opening this week and could potentially make enough to push it into "worldwide hit" territory. Today the numbers are in, and it's good news for the jaegers-- Deadline reports that Pacific Rim made $9 million on its Wednesday opening alone
the massive market that has urged many big movies to cater themselves to its audience could tip the scales in favor or success and a potential sequel. If the Guillermo del Toro-directed epic can make just $50 million in China, BoxOffice.com editor-in-chief Phil Contrino believes Warner Bros. will open the door for del Toro to do a Pacific Rim 2.
Prior to the new film’s release, I had the chance to sit down one-on-one with del Toro to talk about everything that went into the making of his latest movie, from the size of the expanded world, to his contributions to the original concept, to finding material that he is really passionate about. And could At The Mountains of Madness have a future at Legendary Pictures? Read on to find out!
What I love about the credit sequences being online is that we now have the ability to crank snippets of Ramin Djawadi’s heroic score on a loop. Put that energetic anthem on in the background, and you’ll be three times as productive as normal today, I guarantee it.
America's bizarre love affair with unfunny "comedies" reared its ugly head again this weekend as the sequel that no one should have wanted, Grown Ups 2 hit theaters and did better than the first one did.
Adam Frazier, a writer for Geeks of Doom, shared an excellent idea after our Rim screening – combine the rebooted Godzilla series with Del Toro’s new Rim universe for an Avengers-style mash up of monsters and Mech heroes. Could it work? Frazier and I discuss.