Pacific Rim is set to be a “monster movie of massive scale” according to one of the film’s stars Charlie Day. The actor spoke to Bloody Disgusting’s Australian correspondent Maria Lewis (@moviemazz) when he visited the country promoting Horrible Bosses recently and said he’s just as excited as everyone else when it comes to the hype surrounding Guillermo del Toro’s next feature film.
“What’s always exciting about Guillermo del Toro is that’s justifiable excitement because he’s a really unique and talented director,” he said.
“It’s nice to see people who have such strong, creative and playful visions to get to make want they want to make.
“I’ll tell you, it’s a monster movie of massive scale.
“I don’t know what to expect, I’m just looking forward to being one of Guillermo’s creations.”
Pacific Rim follows the story of an alien attack that threatens the Earth’s existence and the humans who are deployed in giant robots to fight off the extraterrestrial menace. Sons Of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam has been cast in the film, along with The Wire’s Idris Elba, Day, Clifton Collins Jr and Rinko Kikuchi who’s a personal favourite for playing the bad-ass yet silent Bang Bang in The Brothers Bloom. Filming is set to start in Toronto in November.
Since Legendary Pictures announced they were making the film in May last year, del Toro has frequently been quoted as saying Pacific Rim will be once of the scariest monster movies ever made. Day said the film will be both a “scary and fun ride.”
“He’s made some bold statements and I’m not going to sit here and back them up,” he said.
“I don’t doubt he has the ability to make something truly terrifying based on previous body of work.
“I’m not sure what’s in Guillermo’s mind and there’s a lot that could be left to creative interpretation.
“It will be frightening, but I think it’s also his goal to make it fun.