GUILLERMO DEL TORO TALKS NEW MOVIE PACIFIC RIM – Pacific Rim is a massive epic starring Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, and Charlie Hunnam. The film centers around an alien invasion, and the human-made giant robots created to combat them. Guillermo Del Toro, director of Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and Pan’s Labyrinth, talked about the scale of the robot versus alien monster fights.
“When we’re talking about the physicality of the fight, we ended up building several blocks of Hong Kong. And literally demolished them. We built a building and then we took down the buildings. We built command centres of the robots that were the size of the house. We started them on hydraulic rigs that shoot and elevated them and moved them round so you could really get a sense of the physical nature driving a robot like this.” – Guillermo Del Toro
PLOT: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began. To combat the giant Kaiju, massive robots, called Jaegers, were built and are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. 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.
- US & UK – July 12, 2013