Warner Bros. Pictures finally released the Wondercon trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim yesterday and it 100% reinvigorated me. I was starting to worry that this was just going to be another, almost boring, “summer blockbuster” when this new footage came along and convinced me that it would be anything but. I also learned (and re-learned) a few things about the film that effectively killed all the second guessing I’d been doing, so I figured I’d jot them down.
“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.”
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Well even though “WONDERCON” ended a few days ago we are still getting new info in that was announced over the weekend. Today we got word that publisher Halo 8 (“GODKILLER”) will be bringing comic book fans another of their unique “illustrated films” with the horror story, “THE LONG KNIVES” that is described as “a giallo horror, bare-knuckled revenge movie with an otherworldly Tim Burton-esque aesthetic.”. If that sounds as cool to you as it does to us then make the jump and check out the full press release and first photos on the project!
As our continuous WonderCon coverage rages on (though news seems to be trickling down the line much slower than in most years) we set our sights on IDW Publishing’s much talked about “TRUEBLOOD” comic mini due out this July. The 6 issue mini that will be based off of the ubber popular Charlaine Harris novels following Sookie Stackhouse, Bill, and all the other usual suspects has been highly successful making the transition from book to film, and the creators hope to experience more of the same in the illustrated medium. Inside you can watch a short clip of series producer Alan Ball talking about the series. Read on for the skinny.
As the 2010 installment of WonderCon continues publisher Image Comics is getting in on the fun announcing plans for several of their Fall titles, one of which being the childrens story titled “FRANKIE-STEIN”. Oddly enough the title reunites the team behind “SOUL-KISS” Steven T. Seagle and Marco Cinello. Inside you can read all the details on the story as well as get a look at some early artwork. Read on for the skinny.