As excitable as director Guillermo Del Toro can be, it must be equally exciting for his fans that he has a movie ready to be released. This new feature about man-made robots fighting giant alien invaders is “Pacific Rim.”
“Pacific Rim” might be the mechanized void that bridges gaps in the “Transformer” movie franchise, or better yet, transcends it. This is especially true when it seems that they are already prepping for a sequel, anticipating the film’s blockbuster potential. Del Toro is quite fond of this new project, claiming that its “…the only movie I’ve done where I don’t want it to end, frankly.”
From the giant monsters called Kaiju to the machines that fight them, there is a strong Eastern flair, but that is not to say the West has been left out. The old bravado of the Wild, Wild West latches on to the tone of this Sci-Fi. When it came to the sound effects for the movements of the robots, Del Toro stated: “we made it a point to put the sound of spurs like a cowboy.” Even the main base for the humans piloting the robots is referred to the Alamo, hinting at a grand last stand, a duel between monster and machine.
Del Toro also has given character summaries of some of the main personalities. Charlie Hunnam who plays a washed-up pilot is: “… a guy who has a very noble heart and a very good presence, but the things he’s trying to surmount are big.” Actress Rinko Kikuchi’s character: “…has a very personal story of destruction with the Kaiju — they basically took everything away from her.” Finally, Idris Elba anchors the cast with Del Toro saying, “He’s not playing second banana. He’s at the center of the conflict. He’s the only guy who cannot give up.”
“Pacific Rim” will be coming out July 2013.
Source: USA Today