Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day will star in a new sci-fi film – Pacific Rim coming to theaters this July. Pacific Rim is written and directed by Guillermo del Toro (known for Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy and The Hobbit). This movie is set in the near future where giant monsters known as Kaiju have risen from a portal beneath the Pacific Ocean. Their rise results in a war which will annihilate millions of lives and threatens to obliterate the resources on Earth. To battle these monsters, massive robots known as Jaegers are deployed to battle. These special weapons are controlled by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. Although, try as they may even these specialized weapons seem defenseless against the enemy. The war continues until the fate of mankind is left to two unlikely heroes, a former pilot and an untested trainee. Read more on what you can expect in this new movie, Pacific Rim below:
“Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim
Sure, the first big budget summer event movie from the celebrated Mexican director of “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Hellboy” is about giant robots that fight giant monsters, meaning audiences probably can’t help but think of other over-the-top movies, most notably “Transformers.”
But in an interview in Las Vegas this week at the Cinema-Con movie theater industry convention, Del Toro emphasized that his roughly $200 million movie, which comes out July 12, is not at all a “Transformers” clone.
“What is interesting to me is to show a completely different approach to this size of movie by not trying to show a recruitment-to-the-army approach, but to take an almost romantic, operatic approach to the adventure,” he said. “We have people from every walk of life and every country coming together and not conquering with superior firepower or macho dynamics but through ingenuity and sacrifice.”
The backstage interview came after thousands of movie industry insiders saw several minutes of “Pacific Rim” as part of a presentation but on by its distributor Warner Bros, part of Time Warner Inc. Though the effects were spectacular and the sound quite loud, Del Toro’s film did have its own unique aesthetic.
As the director himself describes it, “Pacific Rim” features “crazy color palettes” and “very romantic, crazy atmospherics.” The mood is darker than audiences may be used to in their summer popcorn flicks, thanks to the “thunderstorms and rain and tempests and snowstorms” in which the oversized action takes place.
Del Toro came to make “Pacific Rim” after abandoning plans to direct movies based on “The Hobbit” and after Comcast Corp. Universal Pictures killed a horror project called “At the Mountains of Madness.”
“Pac Rim,” as many in Hollywood are calling it, features more than 1,000 special effects shots. It was also made with giant-sized sets, such as four blocks of Hong Kong that were built and destroyed and a Tokyo city block rigged to shake with the thundering approach of a “kaiju” monster.”
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Pacific Rim is going to be shown in 3D and IMAX 3D on July 12th 2013.
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