Friday, September 2, 2011

Toronto Start For "Pacific Rim" - October 31, 2011

From TorontoFilm.Net, comes new reports of Mexican director Guillermo del Toro's currently prepping, PG-rated, 'mecha monster' movie "Pacific Rim", set to film @ Pinewood Toronto Studios for a six-month shoot, October 31, 2011 to April 2012.

Del Toro said "Pacific Rim" involves giant monsters traveling through a vortex to attack major cities.

"This is my most un-modest film, " said del Toro. "The scale is enormous and I'm just a big kid having fun."

Actors Charlie Hunnam ("Sons of Anarachy"), Idris Elba ("Thor") and Willem Dafoe ("Platoon") have been cast, under the film's working title "Still Seas".

The hostile ET's come from the parallel world 'The Anteverse', that try to destroy humanity by first attacking cities and nations neighboring the Pacific Ocean. But the creatures are thwarted in their attempts by Earth-made, high-tech, weapons-ready robots, with Hunnam playing the role of 'Raleigh Antrobus', who 'pilots' one of the advanced 'machines' called 'Jaegers'.

Legendary Pictures purchased the screenplay for "Pacific Rim" in a pre-emptive buy from screenwriter Travis Beacham ("Clash Of The Titans").

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