Go Back   Movie Fan Central Discussion Forums > Movie Talk! > Upcoming Movie Talk
MOVIE FAN CENTRAL FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-02-2012, 05:39 AM
Official PACIFIC RIM (Guillermo Del Toro) Thread (July 12, 2013)

Filming began on November 14, 2011.



Summary:
Quote:
an upcoming science fiction kaiju film directed by Guillermo Del Toro based on a screenplay by Travis Beacham. The film is set in the future where soldiers piloting giant robots battle against giant monsters who have mysteriously risen five miles beneath the ocean. The film will be an homage to the giant monster movies from Japan, known as the kaiju genre. Del Toro has said the film will be "a beautiful poem to giant monsters".


Synopsis:
Quote:
The first is an alternate version of Earth in the near future, decades after a historic date in November 2012 when the first kaiju, a towering Godzilla-like beast, emerged from a hole in the Pacific Ocean and attacked the city of Osaka, Japan. The second is "The Anteverse," another universe on the other side of that gaping portal, 5 miles below our ocean's surface.

Since the first attack, the rim has been "spitting out" a variety of gigantic monsters at an increasing rate, which then stride out of the ocean and begin destroying sea-bordering cities, like Tokyo and Los Angeles. In order to combat these monstrous, otherworldly menaces, the military developed the "Jaeger" program, which trains teams of two pilots to jointly operate massive, building-sized mechanized suits of armor and high-tech weaponry. Within the first act alone, we are given enough detailed background on the god-like Jaeger systems, its shared neural piloting system (called "pons"), and the relentless beasts. But Beacham is an absolute master at immediately establishing characters and their conflicts.

The central character is Raleigh Antrobus, 23, a skilled Jaeger pilot still wrestling emotionally with the loss of his co-pilot and biological brother, Yance, during a mission a year earlier. The ordeal has wreaked havoc on his mind spirit, leaving him with ghostly nightmares of the battle from the shared "pons" experience. After the initial setup, the damaged hero is recruited to re-join the task force in Tokyo, where pilots are in demand, and team with a fellow "leftover," 22-year-old female Japanese pilot Mako Mori. Naturally, the language barrier (among other things) presents an issue for the out-of-sync duo, meaning an even steeper learning curve for the unprecedented pairing.

Meanwhile, Felicity "Flick" Kincaid, a journalist and Yance's former fiancée, circles the globe (ours) to discover answers about this mysterious rift and the origins of its intensifying threat."


Cast:
  • Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh Antrobus
  • Idris Elba as Stacker Pentecost
  • Charlie Day as Newt Gotlieb
  • Ron Perlman
  • Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori
  • Clifton Collins Jr.
  • Max Martini as Herc Hansen

VFX: John Knoll as VFX Supervisor and ILM

I am soooo down for this. It already has my imagination at play. I loved watching those old Gozilla movies when I was a kid. del Toro being the fanboy that he is, I have no doubts will give us what we all crave.

Concept Artists:

Wayne Barlowe
Spoiler:

Guy Davis
Spoiler:

Francisco Ruiz Velasco
Spoiler:

Simon Lee
Spoiler:

Last edited by SkyNet; 09-29-2012 at 09:54 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-02-2012, 08:18 AM
As a Kaiju fan, this movie has me giddy as all hell. A big budget Kaiju flick directed by Del Toro! Hell yes!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-02-2012, 09:54 AM
Wasn't Tom Cruise supposed to be in this?

Anyway, this sounds cool and fun as hell. Looking forward to it.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-02-2012, 10:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigred760 View Post
Wasn't Tom Cruise supposed to be in this?

Anyway, this sounds cool and fun as hell. Looking forward to it.
No, you're confusing this with At the Mountains of Madness which fell through, at least for a while
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-02-2012, 01:00 PM
Del Toro talks a bit about the film http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/681...tml#id=1668871
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-02-2012, 01:11 PM
Comic Con Pre-Production panel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNN2L9KvuTQ damn that was the first time I heard Idris' brit accent

Last edited by Digifruitella; 01-02-2012 at 01:14 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-10-2012, 06:29 AM
So, just a few little details from what I gathered officially from Del Toro's posts on a fansite forum.
  • Budget is in the 200 mil range.
Quote:
Editor is Peter Amundson (BLADE II, HELLBOY) and we have been editing since start of principal photography.

Music is about to be announced but yes, he is a top-tier composer. I love his scores. And I have not yet worked with him,.

G
Composers could be any of the following

Hans Zimmer
Michael Giacchino
Atticus Ross
James Newton Howard
Howard Shore

Last edited by Digifruitella; 01-10-2012 at 06:39 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-10-2012, 11:32 PM
I'm a pretty huge Sunny fan and love a lot of Del Toro's work. Should be good.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-10-2012, 11:38 PM
I'm hoping this and Prometheus help up Idris Elba's star stock. Dude is a great actor and needs something to shine in since The Wire is long gone.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-13-2012, 02:08 PM
Charlie Hunnam in this? Wow. I'm really pleased to see the guy in a Blockbuster like this, there is no doubt that Del Toro will make a great film.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-13-2012, 03:56 PM
I'm pretty excited for this. I have nothing but faith in Del Toro and to hear that he's taking on a Kaiju film is great. I imagine this being something like what Transformers could have been, had Del Toro directed it.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-14-2012, 12:30 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_alpz View Post
I'm hoping this and Prometheus help up Idris Elba's star stock. Dude is a great actor and needs something to shine in since The Wire is long gone.
Oh it will definitely expose him, he's in it throughout the film, based on the draft I read - but he isn't really one of the 'pilots' of the robots, he's more of the commander who gives out orders and leads the pilots, etc.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-16-2012, 12:33 PM
Glad to hear it, Elba has been underrated for a while.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-24-2012, 02:40 PM
Not exactly confirmed if this is related to Rim, but I thought I'd post it here, as it's pretty relevant.

http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2012/01/2...omething-else/
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-24-2012, 05:47 PM
yeah that would be a great way to amp up interest in Pacific Rim
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-24-2012, 06:23 PM
or its ancient machinery buried deep below ground begining to gear up for the purge.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-24-2012, 06:35 PM
Well I think it's unrelated to any kind of viral marketing - I think it's just a fad hoax that other people picked up and recreated.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-25-2012, 03:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digifruitella View Post
Not exactly confirmed if this is related to Rim, but I thought I'd post it here, as it's pretty relevant.

http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2012/01/2...omething-else/
That would be pretty interesting.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-27-2012, 09:40 AM
http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2012/...bbit-reaction/

Quote:
GB: I have to ask, I know you have your hands full with “Pacific Rim,” but your history with “The Hobbit” is such an unusual one; “The Hobbit” trailer is out now and I was wondering if stirred up a strange mix of emotions for you?

GDT: You know, not really, not at this stage. I’m very happy the movie is in the right hands and I’m very to happy see — I’m actually elated to see images. I think it’s great to see the trailer. Think about it, I’m so fully immersed now in “Pacific Rim.” I’m 47 and I never in my life have had as good an experience making a movie as “Pacific Rim” has been. It’s been a joy every morning from every point of view and I cannot tell you how much I’m enjoying it because I have nothing to compare it to. Part of it is how involved and invested the guys from ILM have been. It’s been amazing.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-27-2012, 12:25 PM
This can't lose. We can't lose.

This movie will be a win.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 02-01-2012, 08:36 PM
GDT updates

Quote:
I never "bend" a property to fit me. I just fall in love with the stories and give it my everything, so- don't worry about GOLDEN ARMY Mechas. These are proper robots but they obey our own sensibilities in design. I am not making them gear or steampunky at all but I also don't want them to be just a "riff" on preexisting designs from Anime or games.

As far as Japan, Mako Mori, one of our main characters is Japanese and her flashbacks are tied to a MAJOR set piece set in Tokyo. We are involving - and always have involved- the entire PACIFIC RIM. Japan, China, Australia, Coastal Russia etc, etc No major rewrites took place after the Earthquake. I changed the nature and location of Mako's flashback but it was still in Japan.

Best

GDT
Cool. Japan is still in the film, I guess they just added China for some scenes not really changed Japan for China
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-01-2012, 10:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digifruitella View Post
GDT updates



Cool. Japan is still in the film, I guess they just added China for some scenes not really changed Japan for China
Damn I am excited, I'm glad they are filming in the actual pacific rim areas I think that's pretty awesome.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-14-2012, 04:22 PM
Idris Elba teasing in a new video http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/733...tml#id=1679217
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-14-2012, 06:13 PM
When this was first announced, I wasn't gung-ho about it because I was pretty pissed AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS got canned. While I wish that was still moving forward, I'm fully on board and stoked about this. I mean, it's still another big budget Del Toro monster movie...and with robots! Geek overload.

Last edited by blankpage; 02-14-2012 at 11:37 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 02-20-2012, 10:14 PM
So we got a rating.

Quote:
GDT wrote:
PG-13. Not PG
I'm content with that.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 02-20-2012, 10:23 PM
Kind of figured it would be PG-13, no big surprise there.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-27-2012, 09:52 PM
Composer confirmed

Quote:
After many months we have finally closed the scoring with Ramin Djawadi- whose scores for Game of Thrones,, Prison Break and Iron Man are amongst my favorites in the last few years.

G


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramin_Djawadi
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 03-01-2012, 10:48 PM
I was iffy on some of Djawadi's work on Game of Thrones in the first few episodes but the back-half episodes had some decent cues. I'm sure del Toro knows what he's looking for and Djawadi is no stranger to blockbuster work after all.

Can I just say how happy I am that there is a completely original, big-budget tentpole sci-fi flick coming out next year. And not just this one - we've got Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion as well. I'm just happy that studios are taking a few gambles for the tentpole films again rather than giving us yet another sequel or comic book adaptation, etc.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 03-02-2012, 12:19 AM
I hear you man, I really, really fuckin' hope after this film (and I do believe it'll be successful) del Toro will be able to make At the Mountains of Madness... that will surely be a sight and an experience, especially if they give him full control and keep his aim of making it R rated without a happy ending.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 04-10-2012, 12:42 PM
Filming is supposedly wrapping up this month.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 04-10-2012, 07:55 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story...nto-tokyo.html

Was doing my daily newscrawl and came across this.

I thought it was strange that Toronto was standing in for Tokyo and then I realized it must be a post-disaster version of Tokyo and it all made sense.

Also, in the video, the lady claims the movie is called Still Seas, while the article says it's 'Silent Seas aka Pacific Rim'. I'm hoping that's just the CBC reporters picking up the film's on-set code name rather than an actual name change. Pacific Rim is an awesome title, far better sounding than Silent Seas.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 07-11-2012, 03:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by JCPhoenix View Post
I was iffy on some of Djawadi's work on Game of Thrones in the first few episodes but the back-half episodes had some decent cues. I'm sure del Toro knows what he's looking for and Djawadi is no stranger to blockbuster work after all.

Can I just say how happy I am that there is a completely original, big-budget tentpole sci-fi flick coming out next year. And not just this one - we've got Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion as well. I'm just happy that studios are taking a few gambles for the tentpole films again rather than giving us yet another sequel or comic book adaptation, etc.
You and me both. I think the success enjoyed by Inception, District 9, and Avatar made studios more open to originally-written tentpoles.

Oh, and don't forget: Blomkamp's ELYSIUM is also due out next year.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 04-17-2012, 03:03 AM
Since there's no official promo material from the film so far, I figured we quench our thirst with some artwork from the people who are working on the film

Here are some Francisco Ruiz Velasco concept art for a non-related project, however it has Giant Fucking Robots™, so we get an idea of some of the designs for Rim.





I found this, what seems to be another teaser poster on Guy Davis' site



and some words from Davis himself

Quote:
"Catching up on the website news after returning home from 11 months away working as part of Guillermo del Toro's core concept team on the upcoming PACIFIC RIM film! It was an amazing experience to be there from early concept and get to see it take shape into filming, and an honor to work alongside an incredible group of inspiring concept artists and friends. The film's not out until 2013, so there's not much I'm allowed to say or post for now, but will update more on it when I can."
Here's some Wayne Barlowe art



Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 04-17-2012, 09:54 PM
Just a few bits from GDT himself

When asked about whether Rim will use motion capture.

Quote:
"No motion capture. All Key Frame. The cadence and gait of something 250 feet tall cannot be exactly human EVEN if its human operated.

G"
when asked whether he'll pay any kind of homages to the Japanese kaiju films.

Quote:
"There are Iconic moments in the film but we are trying to focus on CREATING moments rather than making an hommage.

Best

G"
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 05-03-2012, 01:21 AM
Quote:
This movie has been BAR NONE the best creative experience I've ever had.

G
Damn. Anyway, SDCC is when this stuff is going to ignite its promotion and incrementally increase thereon. No doubt in my mind that this is a hit, not only that but once it makes its appearance at SDCC the internet will blow up
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 05-04-2012, 05:45 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Shows/1221.../ID=2230020888
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 05-22-2012, 10:22 PM
Official Plot http://www.legendary.com/films/pacific-rim/

Quote:
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' epic sci-fi action adventure "Pacific Rim."

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 05-22-2012, 11:48 PM
I'm sorry, but this is most likely going to flop if it did indeed cost $200 million to make.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 05-23-2012, 03:30 AM
It won't.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 05-24-2012, 01:17 PM
I really think the plot synopsis sounds awesome and I don't think it will bomb, people ate up transformers and this is kinda similar just on the point of giant robots and I am sure the monsters will look amazing. However, I beleive the story and plot and basically everything in the movie will be much better than Transformers, I really hope this delievers.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump