Earlier this month, ShockTillYouDrop.com ventured to San Francisco for the Pacific Rim press day where we had a chance to sit down one-on-one with director Guillermo del Toro to talk about his first feature film since Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
His latest is another monster-filled romp that stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini and Clifton Collins, Jr. in a tale that pits a human resistance group against kaiju, terrifying, giant monsters that are rising out of the Pacific Ocean. The humans counter this threat with Jaegers, giant robots operated by two pilots.
Shock had spoken to Del Toro about the film previously on the film set; now that we had seen the film, we couldn’t pass up another opportunity to pick his brain more about the making of the project. Inside, he delves into the writing process, weighs in on the mass destruction we’ve been seeing in so many summer tentpoles today and how Pacific Rim stacks up to that, and discusses how the film plays to kids as well.