Future Flicks: Pacific Rim by Guillermo Del Toro

For those that would love to find out more about Pacific Rim, Del Toro won’t tell! He shows us a bit of a trailer clip followed by some Q and A, and he leaves everything else up to our imagination.

Comic-Con was the director’s last and only sneak peek of what is to come for his upcoming film. He’s promising Clash of the Titans-type massive beasts that emerge from the sea against armored humans piloting gigantic robots into an apocalyptic battle for the human race.

The film will be Guillermo Del Toro’s most accomplished Sci-Fi work, with a whole city built to mimic urban Japan and a wardrobe production from human battle armor suits to enormous juggernaut robots to sea beasts over 25 stories high. And just like he has done for his past films, he will integrate only the necessary visual detail to every physical aspect of the film. So every film location will have layers of disaster elements and dust and every giant tank robot will have battle scars from past encounters.

Charlie Hunnam plays a washed-up former pilot and Rinko Kikuchi is an untested trainee who he teams up with. Others in the cast include Idris Elba, Charlie Day and Del Toro’s Hellboy star, Ron Perlman.

A film at this imaginary scale of storytelling will require heavy use of CGI effects, but Del Toro’s plans are to downplay the sleek visuals and give the film some true grittiness to make it as physically believable as possible.

Del Toro worked with creature design artist, Guy Davis, and a team of artists to conceptualize the beasts that will be in the film.

We won’t hear much about Pacific Rim till the end of the year and the film itself is due in theaters July 12, 2013.

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