Say what? Guillermo del Toro is post-converting Pacific Rim to 3D?

Given his weight in Hollywood, both literally and figuratively, I'd never guess Guillermo del Toro would be such a push over...

But apparently, as Variety reports, del Toro has given in to the requests of Warner Bros. to convert his new monster-movie PACIFIC RIM to 3D in post-production. Having never championed the format in the first place, del Toro even went as far as telling fans at Comic Con this year he wouldn't convert his movie to 3D because of the epic size and scale of the creatures. All for naught now, in what'll likely hamper the film visually...del Toro's strongest suit as a filmmaker. Not a good sign in my opinion. I mean, 3D? What is this 2010?

PACIFIC RIM cracks open July 12th:

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.

Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman and Rinko Kikuchi (below) play key roles in the flick.

Extra Tidbit: Sell out move by del Toro or what?
Source: Variety



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