Pacific Rim Sounds Completely Insane



Pacific Rim will be director Guillermo del Toro's first film in 5 years, after Hellboy 2, and after the depressive episodes that were the failures of The Hobbit and At The Mountains of Madness. The creative process is a delicate thing, and I can only imagine that having those projects ripped out from under him would be like watching a child die. So it's a good thing that one of his projects actually got a budget, and was allowed to film, though based on this description, I'm assuming that del Toro just flat out lied to the studio when they asked him what he was making. Like, it he said it was about a teenage girl dying of cancer, or something. Because I honestly don't know how, if they turned down Lovecraft, he ever got them to make this:
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed-up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
I'm a fan of the original Godzilla films, and MST3K's take on the Gamera series is gold. But I have no idea what to expect from this film. It's del Toro, so I can expect awesomeness, but still. This stands to be next summer's biggest anomaly. And, if it makes enough money to get him some traction again, it could get del Toro's other dream projects off the ground. And I'm all for that.

Via Pajiba.
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