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'Pacific Rim' Trailer: Monsters Fight Giant Robots And Somewhere Michael...

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Well, it’s finally here—the first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, a.k.a., “that one movie where the giant aliens crawl out of an underground dimensional portal so that one guy from Sons of Anarchy gets into a giant robot and fights them.”  It’s an interesting trailer—a lot of the action here looks like what Michael Bay must see in...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Movie Review

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The biggest risk New Line took with making the Lord of the Rings films was being committed to three movies. If the first film didn't work and no one liked it, what could be done? Well, that's a question they may be asking themselves with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, as the first film doesn't work. Luckily for them they have the cushion...

Guillermo Del Toro Plots a Ghost Story as his Next Feature

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Guillermo del Toro has already lined up his next feature even though his next film, Pacific Rim, isn't due out until July 13, 2013. It's called Crimson Peak, and the plan is to start shooting at the beginning of 2014. That's a long ways away, but new del Toro is definitely something to get excited about.

'Pacific Rim' Shows Off Its Latest Robot Designs

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While many have been on the fence with some of the more recent works of visually enticing filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, he knows how to handle his monsters. All you have to do is look at movies like Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth as examples. Now he's looking to make his mark on the disaster monster sub genre with Pacific Rim. Did we mention that the blueprints...

'Pacific Rim' Viral Video: Giant Monster Alert System Test

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If there’s one modern director who could pull off a film about gigantic, Godzilla-sized monsters attacking humanity, and the giant robots (called Jaegers) that human beings then pilot to fight back, it’s Guillermo del Toro.  And while we have to wait until July 12, 2013 to see the film, called Pacific Rim, or at least until next month for a trailer to be attached to The...

'Heaven Sent': Guillermo Del Toro Confirms 'Justice League Dark' Film With...

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Last week, we reported that Guillermo del Toro was pushing to make his own unique take on the superhero team-up film, one specifically tailored to his aesthetic of horror-fantasy-sci-fi, which would feature such DC Comics oddities as Swamp Thing, Deadman, Phantom Stranger, and John Constantine.  It would be a kind of ‘Justice League of Monsters’ film, if you like; but at the time it was...

Guillermo Del Toro Pushing To Make A 'Justice League Monster Movie' With...

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It seems everyone wants to get in on the superhero team-up genre, now that The Avengers made such a film genre an insanely lucrative project.  While Marvel is setting up The Avengers 2, and Warner Bros. is hard at work putting together a Justice League film that will feature Superman, Batman and more, Guillermo del Toro is apparently pushing for his own brand of...

'Pacific Rim' To Be Converted To 3D Because Of Course It Is

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You’ve got to feel bad for Guillermo del Toro.  It just hasn’t been the director’s year—after having to shelf his long-awaiting At The Mountains of Madness because it shared too many similarities with Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, del Toro’s upcoming flick, Pacific Rim, is getting post-converted into 3D by Warner Bros. against the...

Comic-Con 2012: 'Man of Steel,' 'The Hobbit,' 'Pacific Rim,' and 'Godzilla'...

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Chris Hardwick moderated the two-and-a-half hour Warner Bros/Legendary Films mega-panel at Comic-Con, which kicked off with Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, a science-fiction film about giant robots who fight to save humanity from an onslaught of 25-story-tall monsters. The panel was a special treat for those in Hall H because del...

Comic-Con: 'Pacific Rim' Poster Debuts

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How does this sound for a killer two hours in a movie theater: in a cinematic tribute to the Toho Studios Godzilla and giant monster films, Pacific Rim features gargantuan killer beasts begin rising from the Pacific Ocean in the future.  Humanity’s only hope?  A series of gigantic robots that must be telepathically controlled by two pilots at a time.  Oh, and Guillermo del Toro...

'Prometheus' Has Killed Any Chance For 'At The Mountains Of Madness,' Says...

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After 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army, director Guillermo Del Toro's next project was set to be the ambitious cinematic adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness, a 1936 novella about human scientists discovering evidence of ancient alien civilizations visiting Earth.  Unfortunately, Universal cancelled the project,...

Guillermo Del Toro Takes on Beauty and the Beast With Emma Watson

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After years of being weighed down by The Hobbit and the headaches of waiting for that production to move forward, Guillermo Del Toro is wasting no more time. He's in the midst of shooting Pacific Rim, and is now set up to do Beast - which, according to Variety, is  a new take on the classic Beauty and...

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark: Movie Review

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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is an odd title for a film that gives you nothing but good reason to be afraid of the dark, but I guess that's all part of the fun of it! There is a lot about this film that makes it a cliched horror film, the only difference is that there are some impressive A-list actors, interesting new monsters and a splash...

Comic-Con 2011: Guillermo del Toro Talks Mountains of Madness, Don't Be...

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We had a chance to sit down once again with one of our favorites over at ScreenCrave and he had quite a lot to say about many projects in question as well as his love for filmmaking and film-watching. Mr. Guillermo del Toro himself who as well as partaking in almost every single panel at Comic-Con this year with a bad back was also willing to talk more intimately with the press, though, he...

Elba in Pacific Rim, Foxx is Django (Unchained)?

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Much has been rumored about Quentin Tarantino's latest film Django Unchained, with Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz considered shoo-in's for certain parts, and Leonardo DiCaprio supposedly circling the film's bad guy role. Idris Elba tweeted something that suggested he was meeting with Quentin for the role, and - as The Hollywood Reporter announced - he's instead...

Confirmed: Guillermo Del Toro to Direct Pacific Rim

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Yesterday we received confirmation from director Guillermo del Toro that he will NOT direct the Universal Pictures horror film At the Mountains of Madness. The studio didn't feel comfortable bankrolling a project with an R rating and a $150 million budget. Their loss is Legendary Pictures' gain because the studio had been courting del Toro to helm their feature...

Guillermo del Toro Confirms At the Mountains of Madness is Dead

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At the Mountains of Madness has had a rollercoaster week and it's only Tuesday! On Monday we heard two conflicting reports regarding the film, one came from producer Don Murphy and the other was speculation from a trade. Murphy stated that the film was ready to begin shooting in June with Tom Cruise set to star, while other reports claimed that...

Guillermo Del Toro Might Tackle Pacific Rim

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Earlier today we wrote about Tom Cruise being confirmed to star in Guillermo del Toro's next film, At the Mountains of Madness. Producer Don Murphy claims that the movie is set to begin shooting this June, but we've come across a conflicting report that negates his logic. According to Deadline, Madness hasn't been given the greenlight by Universal and...