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Guillermo del Toro is a busy man. In fact, just the other day we heard that he was hard at work writing Pacific Rim 2. Probably not all that coincidentally, news broke today that the writer/director/producer is dropping out of the planned live-action Beauty and the Beast film...
You know how Pacific Rim went from zero chance of being a hit to becoming an actually decent grossing film? Remember when we thought there was no chance of there being a sequel? Once more, Guillermo del Toro is looking to prove the world wrong, and make it happy that it was in the first place.
The fact is, you'd be an idiot to turn down a Pacific Rim 2 outright, because who in Hollywood doesn't want to be in bed (figuratively!) with Guillermo Del Toro? But the first one just didn't produce a Return On Investment that the studio would have liked. It's numbers, people.
Director Jorge Gutierrez, who takes film art very seriously, recently showed off two stills from his upcoming otherwordly animated adventure Book of Life, from Fox Animation and Reel FX Creative Studios, and if we can expect the entire movie to look this gorgeous, I’d like to buy my ticket already.
It’s a snippet of a conversation, but if Del Toro knows what he’s talking about (and there’s no reason to believe that he doesn’t), the Warner Bros. and DC really are making moves behind the scenes to mirror the expanding strategies of Marvel Studios.
Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna and Christina Applegate have signed on to topline the film, while Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Cheech Marin, and Danny Trejo will co-star...
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."
There are few details available about the plot of the film, but it's been described as a gothic haunted house story about a young author (Wasikowska) who discovers that her husband is not who he seems to be. Cumberbatch and Chastain were going to play a pair of aristocratic siblings, though now it seems as though the Academy Award-nominated actress will have to find a new brother.
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.
Kevin Costner, an Oscar winner and at one point one of the biggest stars in the world, is in the middle of a slow but mightily impressive comeback, which until today has mostly involved him playing supporting roles to younger, fresher leading men. Guillermo del Toro, of all people, is going to change that. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Costner is in talks to star in Midnight Delivery, a thriller based on Universal that del Toro is producing
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.)