Guillermo del Toro recently gave some updates regarding Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim to Comic Book Movies and the scope of what he’s trying to pull off sounds ambitious indeed.
Per del Toro, “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.”
Will the robots be mechanized lumps without any kind of practicality of design? Nope. “The robots are real machines rather than movie machines – gorgeous and functional at the same time. Each of the robots, when they step in, has their own personality. One has a huge spiky mace made of iron, and another has a giant battleaxe. You don’t go, ‘I wonder what his fighting style is?’ You immediately understand what his fight style is!”
Oscar nominee del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) is directing Pacific Rim from a script by Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans). The film stars Charlie Hunnam (“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.
Head over to Comic Book Movie to read the rest of the interview. Pacific Rim opens on July 12, 2013.