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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!
If you're convinced that Hollywood will never make big-budget original films again, you hardly need better evidence than the word so far on this weekend's Pacific Rim, which has been predicted to make barely an eighth of its $175 million budget when it opens in North America this weekend. But if you're excited about Pacific Rim, and think your moviegoing dollars can help change its outcome… you're right. And you might already be helping
Yes, Pacific Rim doesn't open until Friday, but according to Variety its outlook is grim. The $185 million monster movie (costing even more when you account for marketing) is looking to make somewhere between $25 and $35 million this weekend, right in line with The Lone Ranger's already famous flop
Next month, however, Guillermo del Toro is taking the summer and the definition of “big” to a whole new level when he puts 30-story robots against 30-story monsters in Pacific Rim. And last year I had the chance to witness it first-hand.
Director Guillermo del Toro seems to be very excited by the prospect of working with Benedict Cumberbatch. As we reported back in April, the two men are set to collaborate on the gothic haunted house movie Crimson Peak, which will be the filmmaker's next project, but apparently that just isn't enough for del Toro. Not only does he want Cumberbatch for his ghost story, he wants him to play the lead in his version of Frankenstein.
And while it necessarily is filled with previously-seen footage, this is definitely a human-centered preview, teasing us with Charlie Hunnam’s initiation into the Defense Corps and focusing more on what it takes for these guys to inhabit the giant Jaeger robots, and how the public reacts to their heroics.
With his new film Pacific Rim, director Guillermo del Toro has done more than told a simple story- he’s created an entirely new sci-fi/fantasy world. It’s a cinematic universe where an inter-dimensional portal has ripped open on the floor of the ocean and has begun spilling out giant, horrific monsters called Kaiju that threaten to tear the world apart, leaving the human race to begin the construction of skyscraper-sized robots called Jaegers to fight them off.
Idris Elba to think about a crocodile compared to a lizard, and that a dinosaur is the lizard while the Kaiju is the crocodile and viewers may begin to understand the scale of this flick. (And picture me as the most excited ten-year-old on the planet.)
The ShockTilYouDrop story soon updated that Legendary’s Tull responded by saying “there are rights issues that would need to be sorted out for Legendary to get involved.” No word on whether these issues are something Tull thought would be worth his time however.
Based on an original screenplay by Travis Beacham, Pacific Rim is set in a not-too-distant future where monsters from another dimension nicknamed Kaiju begin to emerge from a rift that has opened up in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. When these beasts begin to attack populated cities, the United Nation comes together and organizes the Jaeger program, the department in charge of creating skyskraper-sized robots that can be used to fight off the other-worldly invaders.
For those of you who were excited by the idea of seeing Emma Stone in a Guillermo del Toro movie, I have some bad news. While it seemed like the deal was all cinched up back in January, it turns out that the Easy A actress won't be able to star in the new haunted house horror Crimson Peak.
Based on an original screenplay by Travis Beacham, Pacific Rim is set in a future where a dimensional portal has opened in the depth of the Pacific Ocean and has begun spewing out giant, 30-story monsters called Kaiju.
Go big or go extinct! Mankind is fighting for our very existence in this tantalizing action flick, and the TV spot teases a premise so grand and action sequences so outrageous that they demand being seen on the biggest screen you can find.
Pacific Rim is set in on an Earth under attack by legions of Kaiju, big bad monsters that come from space, but crawl out of the ocean to unfurl mayhem upon mankind. To fight back, humans invents a weapon called Jaegers, enormous battle bots powered by two pilots simultaneously through a powerful mental link.
Because it's not based on any previously existing characters and it's not a sequel, Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim is one of the stealthier would-be hits of the coming summer season. That is, until you get a look at trailers like this one, and realize that this thing is ready to blow our socks off so long as we give it the chance
Though a haunted house thriller feels like a far cry from Chastain's Juilliard training and Zero Dark Thirty role, she's already worked with del Toro once in a spooky story, starring in this year's surprise horror hit Mama, which del Toro executive produced. Because it came out in the doldrums of January Mama didn't get a ton of attention, but it's currently the fourth-highest grossing film of the year, with a solid $127 million worldwide take on a $15 million budget
Del Toro’s films usually come with a bit of secrecy attached, so it’s really no surprise that Cumberbatch’s place within the film has not yet been revealed. He’ll be joining a cast that already includes Charlie Hunnam and Emma Stone.
Pacific Rim will be based on an original screenplay by Travis Beacham, focusing on a human response to some surprising creature attacks that devastate a few of our major cities. Where do you think that footprint comes from? Legendary Pictuers says it’s the mark of one of the many Kaiju – the name for the beasts who terrorize our planet.
Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim isn't going to be in theaters until July, but already we're getting excited for the filmmaker's next big project. Back in December it was announced that the director's next gig would be the new haunted house flick Crimson Peak, and while it's been said that the movie will work to break conventions of the genre while playing with both classic and modern elements...
Sure, this story of a lonely girl who discovers magic in the neglected garden of her uncle has been adapted several times before, but Alibar promises a new take set during the turn of the 20th Century in the Southern US. Plus, she has the endorsement and collaboration of Guillermo del Toro tied into her pitch.
Del Toro is one of Hollywood's most famous nerds, so it comes as no surprise to see all the nerdy influences that went into Pacific Rim, from naming the monsters Kaiju-- a common trope of Japanese movies and TV shows-- to basing the monster-fighters off Western heroes, right down to the sound of clinking spurs when our heroes strap into the robots
As a story full of magic and monsters, Pinocchio seemed the perfect fairy tale for Guillermo del Toro, the visionary behind Pan's Labyrinth to take on. But his Pinocchio collaborator Gris Grimly has dashed our hopes, announcing Pinocchio has had his strings cut…but not in a good way.
Guillermo del Toro has been busy this month promoting the upcoming release of the horror film Mama, which he executive produced, but naturally reporters are taking the opportunity to ask the filmmaker about the extensive number of exciting projects that he has in development.
March 8, 2011 was a hard day for film fans. After years of trying to get an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At The Mountains of Madness to the big screen, director Guillermo del Toro announced that talks between him and Universal Pictures had hit a stalemate and that the project was no longer moving forward.
We don't yet know just how much progress has been made on Star Wars Episode 7. Since the bombshell announcement last October that Disney had bought Lucasfilm and was planning three more Star Wars films, the only concrete news we've gotten is that Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt would handle the screenplay