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This is what Del Toro moved on to after At the Mountains of Madness fell through. Not much is known but Del Toro revealed more details during his Comic Con panel (I'll add them when they're online). It's said to have a $200M budget and stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day and Rinko Kikuchi. Due July 2013

Comingsoon has this on the film -

"Pacific Rim" is a science fiction treatment by Travis Beacham which sees a future Earth defending itself from attacking creatures. There is no word on the origin of these beings, though the title suggest that they may come from beneath the sea.


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Hey there.

The scale of this movie is going to be insane. The script was a lot of fun. Can;t wait. Though the script I read had Japan's coast take quite a beating... I wonder if they've changed that...

Despin out.

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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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The official press release.

From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure “Pacific Rim.”

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.

Oscar® nominee Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) is directing “Pacific Rim” from a script by Travis Beacham (“Clash of the Titans”). Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Mary Parent are producing, with Callum Greene serving as executive producer.

The film stars Charlie Hunnam (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Idris Elba (“Thor”), Rinko Kikuchi (“The Brothers Bloom”), Charlie Day (“Horrible Bosses”), and Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films). The ensemble cast also includes Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke.

Nothing we didn't really know already though.

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Pic of Idris Elba in suit, looks awesome:


Also, DelToro calls it: "the best creative experience [he's] ever had in Hollywood"

Some other quotes:

When we’re talking about the physicality of the fight, we ended up building several blocks of Hong Kong. And literally demolished them. We built a building and then we took down the buildings.

We built command centres of the robots that were the size of the house. We started them on hydraulic rigs that shoot and elevated them and moved them round so you could really get a sense of the physical nature driving a robot like this.

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This is gonna be so good.

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Del Toro discussing the scale of the battles:

“We take the battles far and above! Two or three of them happen in places where there have never been a battle between kaiju and robots. From the bottom of the ocean to the atmosphere of the Earth. We have a battle in a storm at sea. Every battle we try to do differently. One is seen from the point of view of a single person. We never cut away from that point of view.”
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And a few quotes from del Toro:

“I am an obsessive compulsive, and I can tell you without any shadow of a doubt I am involved very deeply on everything, from the pin on the lapel of a jacket to which way the monster’s eye slants. I am essentially a socially inept creature. I dedicate my entire life to this. This is what I do, this is what I live for.”
Every one of his monsters, which fans will be able to see for the first time on Saturday at a Warner Bros. panel, will have individual personalities and abilities. Some are adept at swimming in the depths of the sea, others fly, and one even vomits corrosive magma-like liquid. “There’s a lot to love,” del Toro quips.
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They're about to start screening footage of this in Hall H at Comic-Con. Obviously we're not going to see it but hopefully we'll hear more about it in the next hour or so.

Edit: Aww hell - this is the ONLY footage of the film that will be screened until 2013.

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Devin Faraci - Literally choked up with awe and wonder and excitement from the PACIFIC RIM footage. Huge, thrilling. #SDCC2012

Latino Review - WOW WOW WOW HOLY SHIT!!! Pacific Rim was AWESOME!!!! I hope all they show that footage again.

/film - Pacific Rim footage looked insane. This movie looks like it was made just for us. Just for you and me,

AICN's Quint - Giant robots knocking out huge, hard-shelled creatures. Yep, Pacific Rim looks epic

Faraci - PACIFIC RIM is the movie you've been waiting for since you first saw a giant monster walking through a city

Joblo - PACIFIC RIM footage: Ambitious, exhilarating and enormous. Exactly what you imagine from a Del Toro monsters vs robots movie

Faraci - What PACIFIC RIM brings that TRANSFORMERS didn't is scale and clean, iconic design

FirstShowing - Gigantic, I mean GIANT robots vs monsters, it looks so so so huge, so badass, holy shit wait until see you this stuff yourself.

/film - Someone was crazy enough to gave Guillermo hundreds of millions of dollars to play with, and we’re all invited to the toy box

Ethan Anderton - Seriously, #HolyShit doesn't even begin to cover how epic and ambitious PACIFIC RIM looks.

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