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Update: AICN is attempting to debunk us, but unfortunately their sources are either wrong or lying. We stand behind our report as our sources are well in the know. This isn’t just some “tipster”. It’s also worth noting Del Toro has been asked to make the change, and whether or not he complies has yet to be seen….
Bloody Disgusting has learned of some interesting news regarding Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary’s Pacific Rim, their giant monster movie that Guillermo del Toro agreed to direct about 10 days ago.
According to our sources, Legendary has asked Del Toro to re-write the screenplay so that no attacks take place in Japan. The pic is to be set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace.
In addition, early rumors continue to carry some truth. Apparently Del Toro has been asked (again) to turn Pacific Rim into the new Godzilla. He refused. Expect this to be a regular occurrence as it sounds like Legendary would much rather get the giant green monster back in theaters than Rim. What’s interesting is that Monsters director Gareth Edwards was attached to Godzilla back in January…
Giant food for thought.
If the cast of Kristoffer Aaron Morgan’s H.P. Lovecraftian horror The Home wasn’t already out of this world, Indiewire has learned that Battle: Los Angeles star Michelle Rodriguez might be checking in as well.
When asked about joining the cast of The Home for Dimension Films, Rodriguez told the site, “More likely than not I’ll be doing that this summer over there, they’re getting production set up now.”
Should this become official, she’ll join Louise Fletcher, Louis Gossett Jr., Edward Asner, Fionnula Flanagan, Brian Cox, and Cloris Leachman in the pic penned by AICN vet Eric Vespe (Quint).
“ ‘The Home’ unfolds after a young man is nearly killed during a horrible accident that leaves him physically and emotionally scarred. To recuperate, he is taken to a secluded nursing home where the elderly residents appear to be suffering from delusions. But after witnessing a violent attack, he soon realizes that the screams behind the walls are caused by more than hallucinations, and the residents are being preyed upon by twisted, monstrous nightmares that lurk within the home itself.”
Spoiler-filled plot details have leaked for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Pacific Rim, which Guillermo del Toro has official come aboard to direct.
The following comes courtesy of News in Film, even though the screenplay is being retooled: “In alternate version of Earth in the near future, decades after a historic date in November 2012 when the first kaiju, a towering Godzilla-like beast, emerged from a hole in the Pacific Ocean and attacked the city of Osaka, Japan. The second is “The Anteverse,” another universe on the other side of that gaping portal, 5 miles below our ocean’s surface.
Since the first attack, the rim has been “spitting out” a variety of gigantic monsters at an increasing rate, which then stride out of the ocean and begin destroying sea-bordering cities, like Tokyo and Los Angeles. In order to combat these monstrous, otherworldly menaces, the military developed the “Jaeger” program, which trains teams of two pilots to jointly operate massive, building-sized mechanized suits of armor and high-tech weaponry….” Continued inside.
When it comes to horror films, there are a few central complaints that everyone makes about why many of them turn out so lackluster. But one of the big – and most prevalent – reasons is that there isn’t enough emphasis on plot and compelling characters. And if you find that’s normally your beef with the increasingly large number of dreadful duds, then perhaps Monsters is the film you’ve been searching for. That is, if you don’t mind it really not being a horror film.
It looks like the holidays have officially come to and end as a blast of news has just hit the Web. Heat Vision has some spectacular news to report as they’re telling us that Gareth Edwards, the British filmmaker who wrote and directed indie sci-fi movie Monsters, is closing a deal to develop and direct the creature feature Godzilla for Legendary Pictures, the company that helped produce blockbusters such as Inception and The Dark Knight. Bloody Disgusting broke the news exclusively that Legendary picked up the rights to the giant lizard from Japan’s Toho Co. wayyyyy in August 2009. No word on if the plan is still to release it in 3-D. Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira) Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.
Magnolia Home Entertainment has announced 1-disc DVD ($26.98), 2-disc DVD ($29.98), and Blu-ray ($29.98) releases of Monsters for February 1st. DVD Active reports that the extras on the 2-disc DVD and Blu-ray releases will include making of featurettes (“Production on Set”, “Editing”, “Visual Effects”, “HDNet: A Look at Monsters”), deleted and extended scenes, extended interviews, a Comic Con NYC with Gareth Edwards feature, a “Factory Farmed” short film with intro from Gareth Edwards, and a digital copy of the film.
I Declare War‘s self-produced album, Malevolence, will be released on June 1st as part of the Artery Recordings / Razor & Tie joint venture. The Seattle-based death metal / metalcore band agrees that the new album is their heaviest and most focused record to date. Fans can look forward to a heavy and aggressive album that speaks to a variety of subject matters the band finds corrupt in today’s world.