Guillermo del Toro Talks Pacific Rim


Principal photography on Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim begins this week in Toronto. Wired caught up to del Toro himself before cameras started rolling, and gleaned a few details about what to expect from the 2013 release.

“We start shooting next Monday on ‘Pacific Rim’,” says del Toro, “which is a gigantic production for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. We are wrapping production on a smaller, very powerful horror film called Mama, which I am producing. Chuck and I are working on a series of books that I can’t talk too much about. But we started on that about two weeks ago. I’m still working on animation at DreamWorks. I’m keeping myself pretty busy.”

The director also spoke about the film’s cast, confirming that del Toro regular Ron Perlman has signed on.

“We are working with actors that I absolutely adore,” he continues. “Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman. It’s really, it’s a very, very beautiful poem to giant monsters. Giant monsters versus giant robots. Twenty-five-story-high robots beating the crap out of 25-story-high monsters. We’re trying to create a world in which the characters are real and how it would affect our world politically, how it would affect the landscape if creatures like this really came out of the sea, etc.”

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