New Image from Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM; Del Toro Says the Film Is “Like Seeing a Tornado Clashing with a Hurricane”

     July 10, 2012


Comic-Con 2012 is finally upon us, and one of the most anticipated panels of the entire convention is Guillermo del Toro’s first film as a director since 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army.  A true monster movie, Pacific Rim centers on giant human-controlled robots known as “Jaegers” fighting off giant monsters called “Kaiju.”  A new image from the pic has landed online, as well as some incredibly exciting quotes from del Toro himself regarding the film:

“I am an obsessive compulsive, and I can tell you without any shadow of a doubt I am involved very deeply on everything, from the pin on the lapel of a jacket to which way the monster’s eye slants. I am essentially a socially inept creature. I dedicate my entire life to this. This is what I do, this is what I live for.”

The new image features stars Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi, who play pilots of the robot warrior Jaegers.  Hit the jump to check out the image and for more from del Toro on what to expect when Pacific Rim hits theaters.

pacific-rim-charlie-hunnam-rinko-kikuchiDel Toro’s love for creature effects work and monster movies isn’t exactly a secret, and it’s clear that he’s dedicated to making Pacific Rim a spectacle like no other.  When describing the battles between the Jaegers and the Kaiju, del Toro said “It is almost like seeing a tornado clashing with a hurricaine.”  He’s intricately involved in every aspect of the production (which has wrapped filming), going so far as to develop distinct sounds for each of his creatures (per USA Today):

Every one of his monsters, which fans will be able to see for the first time on Saturday at a Warner Bros. panel, will have individual personalities and abilities. Some are adept at swimming in the depths of the sea, others fly, and one even vomits corrosive magma-like liquid. “There’s a lot to love,” del Toro quips.

Be sure to check back this weekend for our full recap of what’s looking to be one of the most talked about panels at this year’s Comic-Con.  View the new Pacific Rim image to the right.


  • !_!

    the dark knight rises and pacific rim are my most anticipated films.

  • dogg

    Are the robots really THAT big, or is that just some poster hype?

    • Nomis1700

      They really are that big!

  • Cthulhu

    Did he say Hurricaine

    Someone wants DKR to release faster…….

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  • Cpt. Hindsight

    U had me at “vomits corrosive magma-like liquid.”

  • kevin


    hmmmm…not obvious folks….LOL

  • Seburba

    Can’t wait. Its building up!

  • B

    Awesome!! Great screenplay, going to be tons of fun.

  • Skippie van der merwe

    Its almost like seeing a poop clash with diahrea

  • Peter Jackson

    Really looking forward to this and The Hobbit!

  • manowar

    When I read this headline, all I could think about was David Cross’ awesome ‘Redneck Fight’ bit:

  • yurine

    when i hear “Jaegers” i think of the alcohol and think “oh look a drink is going to destroy an 80ft monster!” lol

  • Phil Beta

    My guess is that Del Toro is fulfilling his anime mecha fantasy by developing this film. Still, that’s no reason at all for me to miss this film.

    Love gargantuan robots kicking ass, as long as they blend with the atmosphere by the distance.