Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim is scheduled to be released on Blu-ray/DVD next week and we’ve got a taste of what fans might find in the package, besides a lot of giant Jaeger robots fighting incredibly huge Kaiju. Strap in, crank up this blooper reel video, and prepare to crush your funny bone like Godzilla strolling through Tokyo.
Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim has a new trailer out entitled Resistance. If this trailer doesn’t get you to buy a movie ticket this weekend, I’m betting you’re still suffering severe personal issues resulting from all those humiliating Rock’Um Sock’Um Robot losses to your brother or sister as a child.
You can check out the movie synopsis and the new trailer below.
Pacific Rim Synopsis:
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 (Hunnam) and an untested trainee (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.
Pacific Rim hits theater screens this Thursday, July 11th starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Brad William Henke and Diego Klattenhoff.
Via: Coming Soon
As we inch closer to the apocalypse cancellation date (July 12th) Legendary Pictures has pumped out a couple of new videos for the upcoming giant monster on giant robot epic, Pacific Rim. Up first is the third official trailer that is actually focusing on the people in the giant robots. I know, right? But they are in there and we should probably care about them. After all it takes a person to make a giant robot hit a Kaiju in the face with an oil tanker. (more…)
At this point, Hellboy 3 has been nothing but smoke. Director Guillermo del Toro is interested, stars Ron Perlman and Doug Jones are interested; but without an interested studio ready to take on the significant financial backing – Del Toro estimated the film would cost something like $140 million! – Hellboy 3 simply ain’t gonna happen. Enter Legendary Pictures.
Recently split from Warner Bros., the company is keen too keep a healthy relationship with Del Toro, who only just finished up Pacific Rim for Legendary. While promoting Pacific Rim on a press tour, Del Toro had dinner with Ron Perlman and Thomas Tull of Legendary Pictures. And as Del Toro revealed to Ryan Turek of Shock Till You Drop, the possibility of Hellboy 3 was discussed,
I hate giving pieces about it, but last night, we were at dinner and Ron said, ‘I would be very happy to do Hellboy again, when are we doing Hellboy 3?’ Thomas [Tull] said, ‘I would love to see Hellboy 3.’ He didn’t say he would love to do it he just said he’d like to see it, but today, I’ll ask him.
Someone’s clearly testing the waters. Perlman later added when he spoke with Shock this morning,
Not just anybody can make this movie. I loved working for Legendary and I know for Guillermo working on Pacific Rim was one of his greatest experiences. The reason I loved working for them is because Guillermo was so happy. I came in six months into the shoot and he seemed as fresh as a daisy, simply because he was working for someone who appreciated and supported his outlandish visions of what he wanted to put on the screen. My immediate, silent wish was, wouldn’t it be great if these guys came in and helped resolve the Hellboy series.
Hmm. Is Legenday Pictures fishing for another summer tentpole film with Hellboy 3? They’re obviously pleased with Del Toro’s Pacific Rim, and if that flick scores as big at the box office as expected, Tull, Del Toro, and Perlman may be having more dinner meetings to discuss the future of the big, red guy.
Would you love for the Hellboy film franchise to get the trilogy treatment? Could be the beginning of Hellboy 3?
After Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Ron Perlman swore off the character because of the elaborate and soul crushing time and effort required during the elaborate makeup process. It took an act of charity for Perlman to even consider sitting down in that makeup chair again. His big heart led him to help fulfill a sick child’s wish.
The old saying that “Time heals all wounds” must be true, because Perlman has reconsidered his decision about Hellboy III:
“[Del Toro and I] both walked away from Hellboy 2 agreeing that there would never be another one. But, with the passage of time, it became clear to me that he really always designed it as a trilogy. [Guillermo] has a very well-articulated idea of what the resolve would look like and it’s amazingly theatrical and is epic in scope and would make for amazing cinema, with or without the first two movies … I said [to Guillermo], ‘You owe it to the world to finish this trilogy. I’ve been giving him Jewish guilt.”
Would Guillermo Del Toro be interested once he learns that the other indispensable man needed to continue the Hellboy trilogy was ready to get back in the saddle? Both Del Toro and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola have stated that unless the project can come up with the required $140 million dollar budget that there’s little hope of completing the trilogy.
The next animated feature from DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation will be based on 2011′s Flashpoint, the comic that saw the old DC Universe die out and merge into The New 52. It’s an interesting choice to develop a movie based on such a recent comic, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess it’s being chosen to further ingrain The New 52 in the public consciousness. Or they just think it’s a good story. I disagree, but you don’t see anyone asking what comics I want to see become animated features. ::cough::TheKillingJokeStarringMarkHamill::cough::
Opinions of Flashpoint aside, the cast for Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox – the animated version’s new title – looks stellar. Fan favorites Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany and Nathan Fillion are all returning as Batman, Lois Lane, and Green Lantern, respectively. Some new, big names are also on the roster, like Ron Perlman as Slade/Deathstroke and Cary Elwes as Aquaman. There’ll be another Batman in this one, too, and as readers of the comics know it’s not Bruce Wayne. Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy, Rome) will play the other Batman, Michael B. Jordan is Cyborg, Vanessa Marshall (Young Justice‘s Black Canary) is Wonder Woman, Sam Daly (son of often-Superman, Tim Daly) is Superman, C. Thomas Howell (Southland, The Amazing Spider-Man) is the story’s main villain Professor Zoom, and Justin Chambers (Grey’s Anatomy) takes on the starring role of The Flash.
All right, this cast has me pretty excited, possibly enough I’ll overlook their poor decision in adapting Flashpoint. What do you guys think? Conroy back as Batman is always welcomed, but I might even be more pumped for Elwes as the King of the Sea. That’s right, Aquaman fangirl right here.
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox will release on DVD, Blu-ray, on-demand, and digitally on July 30th.
Source: Comics Alliance
The last time we saw Mike Mignola‘s Hellboy on the big screen was in 2008′s Hellboy II: The Golden Army and while filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has always remained rather positive that a third outing would happen, it is starting to look unlikely. Speaking with Latino-Review the Pacific Rim director gave an update on the cinematic future of the World’s Greatest Paranormal Investigator/Beast of the Apocalypse:
“Well, a couple of weeks ago or months ago, I did make a couple of phone calls to test, to gage the possibility of doing that because it’s a big movie. There’s no takers for a movie of that size. The two movies made their money back and a little bit. They were financially good, but one was fifty and the other one was eighty, eighty five. This is a hundred and forty. So no one wants to do that leap, from the financial side. So unless we find a way to do the mother of all kick starters.”
So… what the hell are we waiting for? The man says he needs $140 million raised on Kickstarter so lets start… kicking? Is that the right terminology? Admit it, you want to see Ron Perlman suit up as the man with the red right hand one more time. With any luck, after Pacific Rim obliterates the box office this summer, someone will have the foresight to give the man the money to make the movie. If not… I’d be more than happy to toss money into a Kickstarter to support it, I’m just $139,999,978.32 short at the moment. Does Kickstarter accept cheques?
Earlier today we talked about Guillermo del Toro opting out of any talks about directing Star Wars VII, and now we can see some of the reason why. This latest trailer for Pacific Rim is promising some fantastically monstrous scenes of mayhem. This trailer is so full of excitement and action, I can hardly sit still to write about it.
If the story and characterization is half as good as the special effects look we’re in for a hell of a ride, and del Toro is just the guy to have at the wheel. The movie stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Idris Elba (Thor), Rinko Kikuchi (The Brothers Bloom), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), and Ron Perlman (Hellboy). The cast also includes Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, DiegoKlattenhoff, and Brad William Henke.
Pacific Rim crashes it’s way onto theater screens July 12th, 2013. I know where I’m going to be, my butt in that theater seat for some rock-um sock-um Robot action!
While the flux-capacitor hasn’t been perfected, and we can’t help you fix any past holiday humbuggery, maybe we can help you get this holiday season off to a good start.
For the next 12 days (Dec 1st-12th), the staff of Nerd Bastards will be listing a few of their favorite nerdy things. Gadgets, doohickeys, thingamabobs and more – all sorts of items that have been Nerd tested and Bastard approved. Basically, stuff you want, things you need, and everything you can’t have.
We hope you’ll find some unique and nerdtastic gifts among our selections, and that they make their way under your tree, Menorah or Kwanzaa bush.
Hit the jump for Mark Poynter’s list of Nerdful things. Check back tomorrow for Nick Bungay‘s list. To see archive of this feature, click HERE.
1. Captain America Statue Lamp by Westland Giftware
Luke started off with the replica Captain America shield I wanted s0 I looked around and found this little gem. That would look so good on my desk, providing much needed light and inspiration. There’s the good Captain, the Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, the *#%-damned Batman, and the Man of Steel. They are priced from $54.99 to $59.99 and would make any fan boy light up (Get it . . . I’m punny.) with joy.
There’s just over half a year to go until the premiere of Guillermo del Toro‘s giant robot/monster fight movie, Pacific Rim on July 12th, 2013. The marketing powers that be within the production have started their “viral” marketing campaign with a series of blue prints, shaky found footage videos, and leaked classified government documents.
First off is something many late night television viewers are familiar with, the “This is only a test” emergency alert system. In the world of Pacific Rim however, these alerts are about Kaiju, huge monsters that wreck destruction Godzilla style. If you see one of these warnings you don’t just mute the TV.
There is also some found footage of a Kaiju monster attack giving us the first small glimpse at one of the monstrous creatures threatening mankind.
How do you fight creatures that size? With giant, human controlled robots of course!
You can also check out the Pan Pacific Defense Corps official website. There are “Incident” points to click that show what you’ve seen above, but I’m sure more will be added.
Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, and Charlie Daystar in this “Mecha versus Giant monster” epic Pacific Rim.