Earlier today, Steve got the chance to sit down with director Guillermo del Toro to talk about the upcoming horror film he produced, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. While we’ll have that full interview up for you at a later date, del Toro spoke a bit about his next directorial project Pacific Rim, and we wanted to get that up for you right away. Del Toro revealed that they’re announcing a release date either today or tomorrow, and the film starts shooting this November. Hit the jump to read his full quote regarding Pacific Rim.
Guillermo del Toro: Fantastic. I mean so far, knock on wood, it’s the greatest experience of my life. I’m having a blast, designing like crazy. I’m now hiring actors, which is always a good sign, always a great sign when you’re casting. We’re announcing a release date today or tomorrow, which makes it real also. The other thing that we’re heading towards is an impeding start date the first week in November, so we have 20 weeks to start shooting the biggest giant monster movie ever made.
For those of you unaware, the film is set on an alternate version of Earth in the near future. The story basically centers on humans piloting giant robots in order to battle aliens that are invading through a wormhole-like structure. Charlie Hunnam is set in the lead role, with Idris Elba and possibly Charlie Day starring alongside. Be sure to check back here soon to find out when Pacific Rim will hit theaters.
UPDATE: Pacific Rim will be released July 12th, 2013. Here’s more info.