It has been a long time since the last movie by Guillermo Del Toro was released and now its going to be a little bit longer. Pacific Rim was scheduled for May 10th, 2013, but has been pushed back to July 12, 2013. This could be looked at as a vote of confidence as a July release date is guaranteed to help the film reach a bigger audience. It also tells us that this film is probably heading towards a PG-13 rating so that teens can show up in droves. It will also be pretty much five years exactly since Del Toro’s last film, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, which was all kinds of awesome. Since then he has spent time working on The Hobbit before dropping out, then trying to get At The Mountains Of Madness off the ground.
I, for one, think this movie has a lot of promise. The film is set in the future where soldiers pilot giant robots that battle large monsters that emerge from the ocean. A story like that in the hands of such a gifted director like Guillermo Del Toro has me very excited. The movie stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day and frequent Del Toro collaborator, Ron Perlman. Not much else is known about this movie. Let’s hope it is not going to be 3D.
I certainly hope that this movie is a giant financial success for Del Toro because maybe it will pave the way for his long-awaited adaptation of At The Mountains Of Madness which was passed on by the studios because of its high costs and inevitable R rating. It’s a shame that movies like John Carter can get a 250 million dollar budget and end up losing millions, yet a potentially awesome movie directed by the great Guillermo Del Toro and produced by James Cameron, can’t get off the ground. There is something seriously wrong in Hollywood these days.