Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak director Guillermo del Toro is no stranger has been a vocal proponent of Japanese media, whether it was a broad endorsement of it for last year's Sugoi Japan program or his recent list of favorite classics. Over the last couple of days, he's praised the works of the late, acclaimed anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress). Check them it out after the jump
News for the Pacific Rim sequel was mixed this week. Variety noted that Universal Pictures removed the feature from its release calendar, but insisted that it is still happening. Meanwhile, director Guillermo del Toro talked up the project. More after the jump.
With Hollywood Reporter claiming that production of the Pacific Rim sequel has been delayed indefinitely, Entertainment Weekly spoke to director Guillermo Del Toro. While GDT does admit that there is a delay and that he "may do another movie in the middle," he insists that Pacific Rim: Maelstrom is still happening.
While surveying the state of Pacific Rim production company Legendary Pictures, distributor Warner Bros., and Universal following Universal Pictures' decision last week to let Legendary Pictures take its Kong: Skull Island project to Warner Bros. in the midst of a five-year production deal, The Hollywood Reporter has indicated that sources are telling them that production on Pacific Rim 2 has been halted indefinitely. More after the jump.
Hollywood returns for a second bout of kaiju versus mecha action with Pacific Rim 2 on April 7, 2017. Director Guillermo del Toro touch based with Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision super hero blog to discuss who's back as well as the story's time frame. Get a look after the jump.
Guillermo del Toro has been all over the place in anticipation of this weekend's debut of the FX adaptation of his vampire novels The Strain. At Collider, he was discussing his mecha versus kaiju Pacific Rim projects including the sequel, and an animated series which might be produced in Japan. More after the jump.
Shirow Miwa, known his work on the manga Dogs and with the band Supercell, has been letting his appreciation for Pacific Rim since this summer. Now, he's gone all out with a preview of the stunned art he's done for a Winter Comiket tribute to the mecha versus kaiju movie. Get a look after the jump.
Shirow Miwa, known his work on the manga Dogs and with the band Supercell, let his appreciation for Pacific Rim be known in a series of sketches posted this summer. Now he's back with a new tribute, presenting an obvious, but fun never the less mash-up will Kill La Kill. Get a look after the jump.
Mecha versus kaiju movie Pacific Rim has taken $305.8 million from international markets, in addition to a $101.4 million North American taken for total of $407.2 million. Now, that puts its 10th in the 2013 global box office behind Iron Man 3, Despicable Me 2, Fast & Furious 6 and even the likes of The Croods and Oz The Great and Powerful. However, if you want to qualify your superlatives, PR is the top original live-action film of 2013! More after the jump.
A Gosick anime staffer isn't the first person you'd expect to find spoofing Pacific Rim but director Hitoshi Nanba (also Grappler Baki), has tweeted their take on Kazuya Kujō and Victorique de Blois as Jaeger pilots in a series of "Gosick Rim" sketches. Get look after the jump.