Shrouded in mystery, Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ hasn’t let very much slip about the production. Now that production has wrapped and it has entered post, it seems like we’re starting to hear more about the film. About a week ago, we got a glimpse of Idris Elba in costume and now we get more details about the kaiju (“strange beasts”) that we’ll be seeing straight from the director himself.
In an interview with Total Film (via Comic Book Movie), Del Toro spoke about the magnitude of the battles that will be featured in the movie. According to the director, we should be seeing some things that we’ve never seen in this type of movie before. Here’s the quote from the interview:
“We had a Tokyo scene that we shot here in Toronto. We had several Hong Kong scenes and a few scenes in Australia, through the television. We briefly see the kaiju take over San Francisco. The whole Pacific Rim needs a sense of danger.
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.”
Del Toro has a knack for showing us things we’ve never seen before, so I’m curious to see his spin on the giant monsters attacking the city sort of film.
‘Pacific Rim’ is set for release during the summer of 2013 and stars Charlie Hunnam (‘Sons of Anarchy’), Idris Elba (‘Thor’), Rinko Kikuchi (‘The Brothers Bloom’), Charlie Day (‘Horrible Bosses’), and Ron Perlman (‘Hellboy’).