Ever since Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rimhas been in the works, there has been promises of a sequel, and mind you this was even before the film hit theaters, but Pacific Rim 2 has been stuck in development since 2014. Originally the sequel was scheduled for a 2017 release date with production said to start in 2015. But Pacific Rim 2 was eventually pushed back by Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures and production was delayed with no confirmation on when they’d start.
There are few movie makers in Hollywood who are capable of weaving an unsettling tale quite like Guillermo del Toro. From his wonderfully creepy film, The Devil’s Backbone, to his adult fairy tale, Pan’s Labyrinth, to his family thriller Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, the writer/director has made a career of inspiring plenty of people across the globe to sleep with one eye open. His latest offering, Crimson Peak, has just released a couple of new trailers and, oh man, it appears that del Toro has made yet another movie scary enough to call “horror” and mean it. (more…)
I never saw the horror film‘Mama’ but now that I know Jamie Lannister’s in it, I may just have to check it out asap. That’s my guy, in all his sick and twisted sister-loving douchery. It’s about a couple taking in the husband’s young nieces who’d just spent the last 5 years living alone in a forest. Produced by Guillermo del Toro, I expect that film to be bonkers because that guy’s a crazy man. When I watched the trailer, the first thing I thought was “dude, I feel like I’m playing ‘Silent Hill’ with these claustrophobic hallways!” And then it dawned on me that directorAndy Muschietti would do serious justice to a survival horror video game movie. Sony Pictures has similar ideas for the writer/director – just not all that similar. (more…)
If you’re not familiar with Paul Williams, he basically wrote the soundtrack for the entire 1970s with pop classics like Rainy Days and Mondays and An Old-Fashioned Love Song–as well as the score for The Muppet Movie.
He’s still quite active today. Last night he won a Grammy for his contributions to Daft Punk’s hit CD Random Access Memories. So what does he have to do with Nerd cinema auteur-extraordinaire Guillermo del Toro? Hit the jump to find out! (more…)
It’s only a little over two weeks before Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures‘ Pacific Rimreleases and just in case you don’t know what to expect or know why you should be excited, an extended trailer has been released. Though, if you’re an avid reader of our site you’re probably already going out of your mind in anticipation of Guillermo del Toro‘s giant robots vs giant monsters movie. Why wouldn’t you be? Everything to love is right there: Del Toro, robots, kaiju.
This extended, 2-minute spot shows more of the Jaegers’s launch sequence, a longer version of Idris Elba‘s “apocalypse” speech, and has a stronger emphasis on the human struggle. If it weren’t for the giant robots and monsters, I’d believe Pacific Rim was a WWII flick. It’s got all the staples: people rallying, an almost insurmountable threat, Elba’s rousing “Battle of Agincourt” speech.
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, Pacific Rim opens July 12.
By now I’m guessing you’ve watched the Pacific Rimtrailer a couple of dozen times. What!? You haven’t!? Have you got some catching up to do. I’ve watched it so many times were you to string the viewings of the trailer end to end you’d have a movie as long as The Hobbit! Okay, I’m exaggerating, but I’ve watched the Pacific Rim trailer a lot is what I’m getting at.
But I haven’t yet watched it, with commentary. Sitting down with MTV director Guillermo del Toro adds a fun commentary to the amazing trailer chocked full of giant monsters, giant robots, and giant Idris Elba. I mean, he will be, once you see him kickin’ ass on the big screen.
Pacific Rim opens July 12th next year. Here’s a synopsis for ya,
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.