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Guillermo del Toro is a busy man with a great work ethic it seems. With his recent announcement that he has finished and handed in the script for Warner Bros. tentatively proposed Justice League Dark adaptation, and having wrapped filming for his next directorial feature Crimson Peak (set for an October 17 2015 release), now – during promotional rounds for the DVD and Blu-ray release of FX’s The Strain – he has also been discussing the Pacific Rim 2 script that he has been developing (…does this man ever sleep, seriously?!). Guillermo has been elaborating on some plot details for the follow-up to the International Kaiju smashing blockbuster hit Pacific Rim, and it sound like we are going to be seeing more of Charlie Day’s Dr. Newton Geiszler, and Burn Gorman’s Gottlieb. (more…)

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Pacific Rim was one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, but it’s somehow been unable to heat up the box office in any way that might obviously lend itself to sequel speculation. But with the release of Pac-Rim still imminent in huge markets like China and Japan, which could result in Pacific Rim adding significantly to its box office coffers, it would not be entirely realistic for the powers that be to be thinking about possibilities for part 2.

Well good news, Guillermo del Toro is way ahead of you.

MTV got the chance to talk to del Toro recently, and the director says that Travis Beacham is already on the case in terms of penning the screenplay, and he’s got some interesting items for the writer to put on the page. Let’s go to the video tape:

If you’re sadly not-American, and thus are unable to view the above video (seriously, what happened to the World Wide Web?), here’s what del Toro said in point form:

The possibility of Kaiju/Jaeger hybrids?

I’ll tell you a couple of things. We will have Gipsy 2.0 for sure. We will have Gipsy 2.0 for sure. Second thing is you’re gonna see a merging of Kaiju and Jaeger. And that is quite special.

How is their going to be a hybrid, and who will it fight for?

Just think about it for a second. We sent Gipsy to the other side, right? It exploded, but whatever remains stays there.

Don’t just expect the robots and the monsters to evolve…

We’ve drifted with a Kaiju brain. Well, then start riffing on that and you’ll get to something.

What do you Bastards think? Does this make you excited for another Pac-Rim, or was one enough?

Source: /Film

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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…)

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While my hopes for an all out monster brawl à la the “classic” Destroy All Monsters isn’t very likely, this latest film description hints at more than just Godzilla appearing in Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla. Taken from a press release outlining the film’s more marketable aspects the inclusion of “creatures” – notice the plural – has me excited.

Featuring spectacular creatures, thrilling action, epic battles and a legendary monster, Godzilla provides the backbone for a monstrous merchandise offering for fans of all ages and enables compelling cross-category opportunities across mass and specialty retailers.

And what speaks better to marketing than the promise of multiple toys parents will need to purchase for their kids in order to create a truly righteous kaiju smackdown. Okay, okay, not all adults will be buying these toys for kid, believe me, I get that. I won’t rule out buying a sweet Godzilla for myself. I also wonder if these “creatures” will be notable kaiju from the franchise or just fodder for Godzilla to destroy? Come on, give me a new Anguirus!

Speaking of which, while nothing has been confirmed, I consider it a safe bet Godzilla will be all over this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Expect the lizard king’s final design to be revealed in Hall H, if not earlier.

What classic kaiju would you like to see appear in Godzilla? Rodan? Mothra? Ghidorah?

Source: /Film

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This is an interesting look at what the actors had to go through and what methods Guillermo del Toro used to bring the world of Jaeger’s battling mammoth monsters to the big screen. Toro pitches Pacific Rim as:

“The action in the movie is what you would have dreamt to see when you were eleven years old.”

It’s Rock’um Sock’um Robots on a giant scale with Godzilla like monsters thrown in. I’m all about that. Take a look at the featurette below and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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.

Pacific Rim hits theater screens on July 12th and stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Ron Perlman.

Via: Collider

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Here it is: Ironclad PROOF that there is nothing too inconsequential for the nerd media to report on when it concerns a highly anticipated movie.

If you’re hoping to see shots of the new design for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, or watch the Big G in action–you’re SOL.

IF, however, you like pics of abandoned villages and the USS Alameda, get ready for a treat!

This is the downside of having an almost entirely computer generated star: Set photos are gonna mostly look like this:

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The newest iteration of Godzilla is due for release May 16, 2014….and will no doubt at least be more interesting than these photos 😉

Source: Comicbookmovie.com

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I’ll admit, I didn’t catch “Pac-Rim Fever” (If no one else has thought of that, I’ll be utterly amazed) until recently when I saw the theatrical trailer right here on NerdBastards: The “one-two” punch of Roland Emmerich and Michael Bay had me incredibly distrustful of anything inspired by Kaiju or Mecha that wasn’t made in Japan….

I happily admit that I have dispensed with all reservations regarding Pacific Rim: Guillermo del Toro appears to have created the next great sci-fi masterpiece here…a work on the level of Star Wars and easily surpassing Avatar.

Below is the first TV spot, and while not as long or detailed as the theatrical trailer (naturally), it packs quite a bit into 33 seconds, including some never before seen footage–observe:

Pacific Rim hits theatres this summer–on July 12.

Source: Comingsoon.net

 

 

 

 

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Something tells me this number is going to show up before screenings of Star Trek Into Darkness tonight…

This new Pacific Rim trailer has the same beats, and features some of the same footage that the Comic Con trailer that was released a few weeks ago featured, but there’s some new stuff in there too. Regardless, I think at this point, if Pacific Rim blows it will be the biggest nerd disappointment since The Phantom Menace, and I don’t think we all want to revisit that kind of disappointment.

Plot SynopsisWhen 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 and an untested trainee — 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 will be in theaters on July 14.

Source: Comic Book Movie

By now I’m guessing you’ve watched the Pacific Rim trailer 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.

Source: /Film