I love Guillermo del Toro with a passion, and who doesn’t? He’s one of the most interesting people in the business today, and I get excited when I see his name attached to anything! His latest project PACIFIC RIM is no different; I am salivating with excitement over this one!
The monster-epic is definitely up his alley, and I am curious to know more about it. Well the good news is screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton have some news for us all. The pair did some touch up work on the script, and they spoke about their experiences whilst on the Toronto shoot.
Patrick Melton stated: "It is going to kick major ass. It's giant monsters versus giant robots, and Guillermo del Toro is the only person who could bring it to you. That was an amazing experience, because we read the script, and so we went in knowing what the producers and studio wanted us to do; and we went in and met Guillermo, and he started showing us the tests by ILM. They were just mind-blowing. I think they'll probably show something at Comic-Con 2012... I'm telling you, it's gonna rule Hall H when Guillermo, the king of geeks, comes out and shows some of the stuff he's shot."
"This is a PG movie. Most of his stuff is pretty edgy, for the most part. Nothing below PG-13 that I can think of. So this is his sort of four-quadrant movie. But it's got all the traits of a Guillermo movie, with the monsters and the younger characters and the things that go bump in the night."
Marcus Dunstan added: "We've been denied a Guillermo del Toro movie for a few years now, and we had the feeling in sharing some time with him that there's been a well, that became a dam, that became a crushing force waiting to burst and give everything to Pacific Rim. I think he's the Santa Claus of fantasy, and he's going to gift everyone with an experience. Bring dad, bring the kids, bring everybody, and hold on."
It actually sounds really good to me, and I have faith in del Toro. Can’t wait to hear and see more about this one!
The cast includes Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Clifton Collins Jr., Rinko Kikuchi (below), Rob Kazinsky and Willem Dafoe. The release date is set for May 10th, 2013.