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Guillermo Del Toro dishes on the scope of the battles we'll see in Pacific Rim

Jun. 21, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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PACIFIC RIM releases in a little over one year.  I'm going to be pissed as hell if the world ends without my being able to see it.  So that solar flare (or whatever is being predicted and prophesied) needs to back the f*** up and wait its turn.

What follows are a few excerpts from an interview Guillermo Del Toro conducted with Total Film, which also happens to be the same place in which that absolutely awesome picture of a suited-up Idris Elba was released. 

"It's about world-saving but it's not a military movie. I want an adventure movie."  Which is exactly what made Del Toro's Hellboy adaptations some of the best comic book/superhero movies of... well, ever.  So yes, please and thank you.

"We had a Tokyo scene that we shot here in Toronto. We had several Hong Kong scenes and a few scenes in Australia, through the television. We briefly see the kaiju take over San Francisco. The whole Pacific Rim needs a sense of danger."

"We take the battles far and above! Two or three of them happen in places where there have never been a battle between kaiju and robots. From the bottom of the ocean to the atmosphere of the Earth. We have a battle in a storm at sea. Every battle we try to do differently. One is seen from the point of view of a single person. We never cut away from that point of view."

Toho's Kaiju

The Kaiju of Toho Company, LTD.

And here's a bit about the robots seen in the film, though beware there's a design spoiler or two: "The robots are real machines rather than movie machines - gorgeous and functional at the same time. Each of the robots, when they step in, has their own personality. One has a huge spiky mace made of iron, and another has a giant battleaxe. You don't go, 'I wonder what his fighting style is?' You immediately understand what his fight style is! I wont clear more for fear of spoilers- but the weapons are both melee and ammo. Anyway- The 'cutlery' we have is pretty cool."

Extra Tidbit: "For authenticity [Del Toro] went as far as building streets that could vibrate, to give off the effect of a large creature stepping on the surface." Because he's just boss like that.

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9:17AM on 06/21/2012
I really hope this movie delivers. Sounds like a hell of a good time!!
I really hope this movie delivers. Sounds like a hell of a good time!!
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10:33AM on 06/21/2012
This sounds awesome! Can't wait for this!
This sounds awesome! Can't wait for this!
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10:41AM on 06/21/2012
(bottom lip quivers ) too late.
(bottom lip quivers ) too late.
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10:51AM on 06/21/2012

Can't wait

So this is going to be Del Toro's take on a Kaiju monster vs robots movie? Sounds amazing.

I HATED Hellboy 2, anyone else think it had a horrible story?
So this is going to be Del Toro's take on a Kaiju monster vs robots movie? Sounds amazing.

I HATED Hellboy 2, anyone else think it had a horrible story?
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11:44AM on 06/21/2012
This is one of those movies that you hope, pray and beg to get made and, under normal circumstances, end up collecting dust on a studio shelf. But this one is actually coming through, and everything points to it being an all-out crowd pleaser.
This is one of those movies that you hope, pray and beg to get made and, under normal circumstances, end up collecting dust on a studio shelf. But this one is actually coming through, and everything points to it being an all-out crowd pleaser.
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12:06PM on 06/21/2012

I Love Hellboy II

Fantastic fantasy film with a superhero/noir mash-up. Character-driven, gorgeous to look at, funnier than most comedies. Gets better every time I see it and a major improvement on the first film. Guillermo Del Toro at his absolute finest.
Fantastic fantasy film with a superhero/noir mash-up. Character-driven, gorgeous to look at, funnier than most comedies. Gets better every time I see it and a major improvement on the first film. Guillermo Del Toro at his absolute finest.
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12:19PM on 06/21/2012
This movie is going to look great, I think the budget is something like 200 million.
This movie is going to look great, I think the budget is something like 200 million.
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3:53PM on 06/21/2012

Battles at sea

"We have a battle in a storm at sea." Which would be my personal favorite! Gonna need to see some pre-vis!
"We have a battle in a storm at sea." Which would be my personal favorite! Gonna need to see some pre-vis!
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5:31PM on 06/21/2012

wow

can't wait to see this movie!!!! it's gonna be freakin' awesome!! way to go guillermo!
can't wait to see this movie!!!! it's gonna be freakin' awesome!! way to go guillermo!
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3:30AM on 06/22/2012
They found a new calender in a cave this year so you don't have to worry, the end of the world has been officially canceled.... for now. [link]
They found a new calender in a cave this year so you don't have to worry, the end of the world has been officially canceled.... for now. [link]
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12:21PM on 06/22/2012
Del Toro is my hero. This sounds badass.

Also, anybody remember him saying he couldn't do Mountains of Madness because Prometheus was too similar? I've seen Prometheus and I don't see what the problem would be. DO THAT SHIT MAN!
Del Toro is my hero. This sounds badass.

Also, anybody remember him saying he couldn't do Mountains of Madness because Prometheus was too similar? I've seen Prometheus and I don't see what the problem would be. DO THAT SHIT MAN!
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