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So Kanye West really enjoyed "Pacific Rim." Like a lot. He liked it so much that he tweeted about it twice and called Guillermo del Toro "a master."

When MTV News spoke with director Guillermo del Toro and the cast of "Pacific Rim," we asked how they felt when they heard about Yeezy's review.

Del Toro gushed, saying that any time anyone connects with his work, that is a special feeling. "Anytime anyone likes my work, that really, really is very emotional for me because an artist not exactly a socially able person," he said. "We are dysfunctional, socially. We work for what we create. I work for my monsters. I work for my robots. To see people connect with them emotionally is a blessing."

"Pacific Rim" opens in theaters on Friday, July 12.

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The new trailer for "Deadfall," a crime thriller starring Erica Bana, Olivia Wilde, and Charlie Hunnam, should teach you a very valuable lesson. If you've just robbed a casino, do not drive around in the wintry weather with the cash out on the back seat.

The preview for the film, which debuted earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival, went online today over at Hulu.

Click past the jump to see the first trailer for "Deadfall."


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Pacific Rim

Thank you Entertainment Weekly for getting us even more hyped for Comic-Con than we already were. In addition to the awesome "The Hobbit" images we saw earlier, this week's issue of the magazine also includes a new look at Guillermo del Toro's upcoming film "Pacific Rim."

The first image from the movie introduced us to Idris Elba's character, and now we get to meet those played by Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi. Shock Till You Drop uploaded a scan of the image, which shows the two actors getting ready to start up their obsolete robot, Jaeger.


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Al PacinoOnce a gangster, always a gangster.

Al Pacino, famous for his crime-ridden roles in "The Godfather" and "Donnie Brasco," is returning to the genre once again for "Gotti: Three Generations," reports The Hollywood Reporter. He'll appear opposite John Travolta and Kelly Preston as Gambino crime family underboss Neil Dellacroce, an associate and mentor of John Gotti Sr.

Click past the jump for more of today's biggest casting news, including Chris Hemsworth's new role and Charlie Hunnam's date with a monster.


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Saoirse RonanIf one person's going to represent the dwindling human race in the face of an alien invasion, we could do far worse than "Hanna."

Our friends at Hollywood Crush report that Saoirse Ronan, who took on the title role in this year's awesome action flick "Hanna," is set to star in "The Host," based on a novel from "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer. Ronan would play Melanie Ryder, one of the last survivors of the invading Souls, an alien species that can possess human bodies. Melanie comes under the possession of Wanderer, but the strong-willed teenager refuses to surrender her consciousness and the two form a bond in the process.

There's plenty more news out there today beyond Ronan's latest role. After the jump, we've got an update on "Kill Bin Laden" and a follow-up to our report on Christoph Waltz's status in Quentin Tarantino's new movie.


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As "The Ledge" begins, Terrence Howard is having a really bad day. He's just discovered that he's actually not the father of his two young children and is sent up to a tall building to convince a suicidal man not to swan dive onto the street below.

But at the Sundance Film Festival last week, I'm quite sure no one was having a better time than Howard. He popped into MTV News HQ early and gleefully crashed our 50 Cent interview — turning the chat into a raucous and giggle-heavy affair — then began the "Ledge" conversation by showing off all the free gear he'd picked up — boots, watch, necklace, fur-lined coat — and instructed his castmates, "Get your swag, get your swag, get your swag!"

Yep, Howard was having a very good time. And it'd only get better, as IFC nabbed the rights to "The Ledge" shortly after our interview. For good reason. The film is a unique hybrid: part thriller, part philosophical treatise, part forbidden love story. It's the product of Matthew Chapman, the veteran scribe behind "Runaway Jury" and "Color of Night," who decided to see if he could take a familiar Hollywood genre and transform it into something fit for the art house. Read More...

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KinIt's a double dose of Eric Bana news this morning! We're still waiting for official word on Bana's casting as Honest Abe in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," but the Australian actor has another impressive role to chew on in the meantime.

Variety reports that Bana, Olivia Wilde and Charlie Hunnam are all in talks to star in "Kin" for 2929 Entertainment and Mutual Film Co. The crime thriller comes courtesy of director Stefan Ruzowitzky, screenwriter Zach Dean and producers Gary Levinsohn and Shelly Clippard.

"Kin" tells the story of a pair of desperate sibling fugitives played by Bana and Wilde. Their escape from authority is further complicated after colliding with the holiday homecoming of a troubled ex-boxer, played by Hunnam. Read More...

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Vampire fans may have been disappointed to learn the Dracula origins movie "Vlad" will not have any ties to the historical figure's bloodsucking legacy. But there may be reason for general horror fans to now gain interest in the project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Scott Kosar, who previously worked on the remakes of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "The Amityville Horror," has been brought in to pen a new draft of the 15th century epic.

"Vlad" was originally written by "Sons of Anarchy" actor Charlie Hunnam, who reportedly delivered an action-oriented story. Bringing Kosar on for a rewrite may simply be for minor tweaks given that Hunnam is relatively new at this side of the game, but it's also possible Summit is aiming for something a little creepier than initially envisioned. Kosar also wrote the upcoming remake of George Romero's pseudo zombie classic "The Crazies," as well as the psychological thriller "The Machinist." Read More...

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When we heard that the studio behind "Twilight" would be producing a biopic about Vlad III, we naturally assumed there'd be some reference to the 15th century ruler's vampire legacy (Vlad the Impaler is the inspiration for the Dracula myth). But according to the writer of "Vlad," there will be no mention of the bloodsucking reputation made famous in Bram Stoker's classic novel. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Charlie Hunnam, who also stars on the hit TV series "Sons of Anarchy," admits it was a stipulation in the selling of his script that vampirism not be involved.

Instead, Hunnam describes the film as something between "Braveheart" and "300," though more historically accurate than the latter. "Vlad" will depict the full life of the Wallachian prince, through all his battles with the Ottoman Empire and the development of his mythological notoriety as Vlad the Impaler. Mostly though, Hunnam says the epic will focus on Dracula as a young man. Read More...

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