Of next summer’s crop of would-be blockbusters – “Oblivion”, “After Earth”, “R.I.P.D.” – the one which I’m looking forward to most of all is Guillermo Del Toro‘s Earth versus Giant Robots adventure, “Pacific Rim”.
The visionary genius behind “Pan’s Labyrinth“, “Cronos” and erstwhile cinematic translator of Mike Mignola‘s “Hellboy” comics getting his teeth into giant mech-suited pilots laying the smacketh downeth uponeth Alien monsters? Just take my money – now.
Friday October 12th saw Del Toro and collaborator Travis Beacham appearing at New York Comic Con to build awareness in the hearts and minds of the nerd faithful and do the panel thing – all very nice for folks in NYC, not much help to those of us languishing outside the U.S. and needing our Mecha fix.
I’m assuming that we’ll get to see a trailer when Warner Brothers release “The Hobbit” this December – I’m counting the days, clearly.
- EXCLUSIVE: This “Pacific Rim” Poster Will Mecha Your Day (nerdist.com)
- Director Guillermo Del Toro To Sign Exclusive Piece of Art In The Legendary Entertainment Booth At New York Comic-Con 2012 (firewireblog.com)
- Guillermo del Toro to Release PACIFIC RIM Graphic Novel Prior to Film’s Release, Plus a New Poster for PACIFIC RIM (collider.com)
- Guillermo Del Toro’s Next Movie Has a Little GlaDOS in It [Video] (kotaku.com)