Guillermo del Toro is a unique kind of director because he doesn't hide behind denials and institutionalized secrets when it comes to make big-budget projects. He wants everyone to join in on the fun, and that's why he usually knocks it out of the park when it comes time for home video extras.
We spoke with del Toro over the phone about the release of "Pacific Rim," and he shared why sharing is such a big part of the process for him.
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If you've ever seen an interview with "Pacific Rim" director Guillermo del Toro, you probably know that he's a super nice guy. Always enthusiastic, always cheerfully geeky, Guillermo is the best. But is there a dark side to the director?
When MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down with Ron Perlman and Charlie Day to talk about "Pacific Rim," he couldn't help but ask if del Toro ever lost his cool, nice guy vibe. Perlman, who has worked with del Toro on numerous occasions, said that he's like family, so they've seen all different sides of each other.
"Guillermo and I have seen each other at our best and at our worst. We still adore each other. It's like we're real family," Perlman said. "That's what happens in families. We're together so much in so many different circumstances that sometime it's just going to get stupid, and sometimes it's going to be sublime."
So even if Perlman wasn't willing to give us some dirt, Day saw some darkness and wasn't afraid to share.
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.
Everything about "Pacific Rim" indicates that Guillermo del Toro and writer Travis Beacham have their fingers firmly on the pulse of geek culture. Everything about their film, which comes out July 12, seems coated in the stuff that makes us go crazy for a new movie, book, or game.
A large part of that is certainly the mythology that the two have built for the world of Jaegers and kaiju. As Beacham explained in a Wired preview of the official graphic novel prequel, the duo mapped out years and years of unused stories just to make the universe more believable.
"We've listed every single battle that happens, where it takes place, when it takes place, what the kaiju's name was, what the Jaeger's name was, who the pilots were, and the circumstances of the battle," Beacham told the magazine.
"Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero" hits shelves tomorrow, June 5, and it's definitely worth checking out. Click the page above to see another full page and read more of the interview with Beacham over at Wired.
"Pacific Rim" opens in theaters on July 12.
A new featurette from the set of "Pacific Rim," Guillermo del Toro's massive monster movie that is also this summer's best robot movie, takes us literally inside the heads of those battle machines to see how they brought the fights to life.
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Del Toro wanted to the action inside the head of the enormous jaegers to feel authentic and that meant helping his actors deliver believable performances, despite the fantastical circumstances of the story. "Helping" may not be the best word to use, because what del Toro ended up doing was strapping his actors into heavy machinery that would force them to strain in order to move their limbs.
The results was a more convincing monster and robot fight, which pretty much speaks for itself.
"Pacific Rim" opens on July 12.
The unfortunate souls that didn't make it into Hall H for the big unveiling of Guillermo del Toro's monsters-versus-robots battle royale, "Pacific Rim," missed out on an explanation of a key detail that is sure to give the movie a lot of its emotional heft.
Trailers for "Pacific Rim" show two suited pilots at the controls of the skyscraper-tall jaegers that battle the invading kaiju, which caused some people to ask why there needed to be more than one and even some accusations of cheap plot devices. In reality, the two-person team exists because of the enormity of the machine they're controlling.
As a new featurette (via IGN) explains, the neural bridge made to pilot the jaeger reveals the entire content of one person's brain to the other, in order to completely synchronize the two. We see in some footage that early experiments with one pilot ended badly, thus the two-pilot system was born.
"Pacific Rim" opens in theaters on July 12.
When the first trailer for "Pacific Rim" hit, there were essentially two kinds of reactions. There was the response from those familiar with Guillermo del Toro's work in movies like "Hellboy" and "Pan's Labyrith" who were looking forward to a new movie from the Mexican director after a number of false starts. Then there were those who thought "Pacific Rim" looked like a "Transformers" rip-off. (This group may or may not have included Michael Bay.)
But now the all-important second preview have debuted, coming in the form of the footage screened last month at WonderCon in Anaheim, and it leaves little doubt that "Pacific Rim" is anything but a "Transformers" clone.
There's so much awesomeness packed into two-and-a-half minute preview that we've listed the top five most badass moments.
It was the battle of the giant fighting robots this week at CinemaCon. While he was at the Las Vegas convention promoting "Pain & Gain," Michael Bay called out the "rip-off" robot movies that have come after "Transformers." Though he didn't name it specifically, some assumed that he was referencing Guillermo del Toro's upcoming "Pacific Rim."
For his part, del Toro doesn't think there should be a comparison between "Pacific Rim" and Bay's films. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the "Pan's Labyrinth" director defended his new, original vision.
"We are far, far, far away from that in a very willing fashion," he said. "For good or bad, this is my movie. This is my universe and my creation, and I do not create through comparison."
Guillermo del Toro already had us on board with his planned haunted house movie "Crimson Peak" when we learned Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam joined the cast, but now he's upped the ante even higher. According to new reports, Benedict Cumberbatch has taken an undisclosed role in the upcoming movie.
Variety broke the news, and also reported that del Toro and Lucinda Coxen are still rewriting Matthew Robins and del Toro's original script. Little is known about the story of "Crimson Peak," but del Toro did describe it as a "very set-oriented classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story" that would allow him to "play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules."
The parade of Jaegers just keeps on coming from the folks behind Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim." Most recently, they've unveiling the giant Kaiju-fighting robots from Russia and China.
The production design has done a really good job giving each country's Jaeger a distinctive look, and while that's great and all, what we really want to see is these things whaling on some inter-dimensional monsters.
"Pacific Rim" opens in theaters on July 12. Click past the jump to see the full images.