Guillermo del Toro is on a one-man mission to make sure that Pacific Rim 2 actually makes it to the big-screen. The Mexican director has already figured out where he wants to take the franchise, and he.s now explained where the sequel will pick up after the first. During a discussion with Collider, Guillermo del Toro declared that the follow-up will start a few years after the first film.s conclusion. This decision was reached as he wanted the threat of the Kaiju to have been severely reduced. It also sounds as though the Jaeger technology that was used to defeat the amphibious beasts in the original will be being used in a different manner at the start of Pacific Rim 2. Said the director, "It.s a few years after the first one. It.s not an immediate follow-up. It is the world having been freed of Kaiju, »
One of the numerous projects that Guillermo del Toro has in various stages of development is Dark Universe, a.k.a. Justice League Dark. The filmmaker revealed back in August that the project is still being written, and may include Matt Ryan playing John Constantine from the NBC series. Today, Guillermo del Toro told Forbes that the script he wrote for the project was turned in to executives at Warner Bros., with reactions from the studio expected to come soon.
If the studio likes what they see, it could mean that the project will take another step closer towards production. However, with the Thanksgiving holiday coming in just a few short days, it isn't known when we may get another status update on this highly-anticipated project. Regardless of the studio's reaction to the script, the filmmaker's desire to bring in Matt Ryan as John Constantine may be in jeopardy, since »
With filming scheduled to start next fall, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is teasing new story details for his highly-anticipated sequel Pacific Rim 2. The director has revealing just how long after the original Pacific Rim this sequel is set, and confirms that Charlie Day (Dr. Newton Geisler) and Burn Gorman (Gottlieb) will both reprise their roles.
When asked about the timeline of this sequel, Guillermo del Toro had this to say, revealing that it takes place a few years after the first movie, in a world now free from Kaiju monsters.
"It's a few years after the first one. It's not an immediate follow-up. It is the world having been freed of Kaiju, what happens to the world after - what happens to the Jaeger technology once the Kaiju are not a threat. It's quite a jump."
Today, director Guillermo del Toro ("Hellboy") confirmed that Charlie Day ('Dr. Newton Geiszler') and Burn Gorman ('Dr. Hermann Gottlieb') will return for the Pacific Rim sequel. Day and Gorman played the co-heads of the K-Science Lab in the first film. “Yes. It’s quite a different movie from the first one in that, but I think that two of our main characters like in the first one are Burn and Charlie. They are really, really – I mean, honestly, they are probably the guys I have the most fun writing along with Hannibal Chau (Ron Perlman) so just from a purely selfish drive, I like writing them. I love writing for Charlie and Burn. I mean, [Burn's] in Crimson Peak for that reason, because I love working with him." As for the film itself, Guillermo del Toro says you can expect very different kaijus and robots. He also said the sequel will »
Guillermo del Toro is pulling together the script for Pacific Rim 2, and it sounds like Charlie Day and Burn Gorman will be back for the sequel. Their characters are being written into the script, at least. We know that some of the characters from the original film won’t be back in a big way for the sequel, […]
- Russ Fischer
For a sequel that’s not set to launch in multiplexes for another two-and-a-half years, talk surrounding Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim 2 continues to stir up intrigue. Despite the success of the first outing, it took a while for Legendary to greenlight the follow-up. As soon as that deadbolt sailed home, though, the blogosphere went berserk.
In every interview the director has given since, he’ll always slip in a little tidbit about the sequel. Is it to keep fans in the loop, or drive them crackers with anticipation? It doesn’t really matter, especially as today, Collider has dropped a bunch of new information about the film’s storyline.
From what we already know, the sequel is slated to pick up after an unknown amount of time has passed following the events of Pacific Rim. With an animated series in the pipeline that’s said to bridge »
- Gem Seddon
We've been hearing about Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro's Justice League Dark passion project for quite some time now, but because the film-maker always seems to have so much on the go/in the works at once, a lot of fans began to get the feeling it night just be wishful thinking and would never actually see the light of day. Updates were always fairly positive, but when we heard that NBC had a Constantine series in the works, and then Dark Universe wasn't a part of WB/DC's recent movie slate announcement we all wondered what the heck was going on with it. Now, Guillermo del Toro has confirmed to Forbes that the completed screenplay went to weekend reads at Warner Bros., and depending on the studio's reaction to it, in a few days we could have an official announcement that further steps will be taken to »
About a month ago Guillermo del Toro told Haleigh that he’s going in a very different direction with Pacific Rim 2. Some favorite characters from the first film will return, but others won’t because del Toro is hoping to use them at the end of Pacific Rim 2 in an effort to ramp things up for a third film. Who are the lucky ones to make it into Pac Rim 2? We’ve got two names for you – Charlie Day and Burn Gorman. While talking to del Toro about the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of The Strain season 1, he told me that Day’s Geiszler and Gorman’s Gottlieb will return for the second film which picks up a few years after the events of the first. Hit the jump for more. First off, here’s what del Toro had to say about the Pacific Rim 2 timeline: »
- Perri Nemiroff
Director Guillermo del Toro is currently putting together the script for Pacific Rim 2 and has generously shared some details about the upcoming sequel with the world. The last we heard production was to being in late 2015 and there is even the possibility of a third movie. When it comes to the plot for PR2 however, that’s where things get a little foggy. To help clear things up on the different direction he’s taking with the sequel, del Toro has provided some insight on »
- Graham McMorrow
We’ve known for a while that at least one Pacific Rim sequel is in active development, with another still bubbling away in director Guillermo del Toro’s mind. But what of the next film, headed our way in 2017? Del Toro, doing the press rounds for the Blu-ray release of The Strain, seems ready to share a few details about what we can expect.So when does the story for the second Pacific Rim film fit into the timeline? “It’s a few years after the first one,” says del Toro. “It’s not an immediate follow-up. It is the world having been freed of Kaiju, what happens to the world after – what happens to the Jaeger technology once the Kaiju are not a threat. It’s quite a jump.”Don’t worry, it won’t be entirely giant beastie free: we’re not going to be spending the film »
Mar Del Plata — “Evita,” Pablo Aguero’s long-gestating pic about the strange but true 25-year odyssey of the corpse of former Argentine First Lady Evita Peron, is set to start principal photography in January.
Shoot was originally scheduled for early 2014. Mexico’s Gael Garcia Bernal, Denis Lavant, Daniel Fanego, and Nahuel P. Biscayart comprise the cast, as well as Spain’s Imanol Arias who recently boarded to play the doctor who embalms Peron’s body.
Mia Maestro, who was tipped to play Evita, has dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Maestro is in Toronto, Canada until May for the production of season two of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire TV series “The Strain.” She recently released her debut album, “Si Agua” (If Water) in October.
Aguero has not found a replacement yet for Maestro.
Co-producers include Paris-based Jba, Argentina’s Haddock, Belgium’s Wrong Man and Spain’s Tornasol. »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
Wellington, Nz. On many films, directors build in a certain amount of time to do pick-ups after production is completed, a few weeks to return come back and lock down a few shots or even a few scenes that either didn't go perfectly originally or that they realized were integral to telling the story. Peter Jackson doesn't do things the way normal directors do. Since he has generated billions of dollars for his studio partners and basically constructed a production empire of his own down in New Zealand, he gets to create his own definition for "pick-ups," which most filmmakers would probably call "basically making the darned movie." It's early June 2013 on the set of what will come to be known as "The Battle of the Five Armies," the third film in Jackson's adaptation of "The Hobbit." A group of reporters is on-set for what everybody is calling "pick-ups," but »
- Daniel Fienberg
Wellington, Nz. Perhaps it's the blustery winterish weather outside and the relative warmth and stillness inside the vast, canvas-covered tent/structure that give Sir Ian McKellen comfort. Maybe it's the lure of craft services dessert that give him cause to stay. Or maybe the venerable thespian is just in an introspective mood. Whatever the cause, as wind howls outside and various members of the "Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" crew scurry in and out of the door, accompanied by chilly gusts and intruding drizzle, McKellen holds court with a small group of reporters for nearly 45 minutes. Some of that time is spent on The State of Gandalf and the events that may or may not be on-tap for the third installment of Peter Jackson's second Tolkien-based trilogy, but far more of the interview is dedicated to deep reflection, delivered in the same authoritative and sonorous tone »
- Daniel Fienberg
The Neverending Story will always be a nostalgic movie for me. It was one of the earliest fantasy films that I can remember watching. Unlike Krull or Labyrinth, it had a boy as the main character and I was able to imagine myself in this crazy place.
I rewatched The Neverending Story two years ago, and it's aged badly. So much so that it kind of ruined my joy and memory of it. I don't think I will ever watch it again. It's not a movie I'm going to show my kids because there are so many better fantasy films now (LotR for example).
Something I could get excited about is a remake. Yes, that much hated process of taking an old movie and attempting to make it better or different than the original. Artist Nicolas Francoeur has imagined his own remake of this '80s classic. He's got some »
- Free Reyes
The late start works for both Hunnam and Pike as Hunnam will begin film “Knights of the Round Table” in early 2015 while Pike is expecting a child at the beginning of the year.
- Justin Kroll
If you're reading this you're likely a fan of the Criterion Collection, which also means as much as you may be interested to know what new titles are coming to the collection in February 2015, if you aren't yet aware, Barnes & Noble is currently having their 50% of Criterion sale right now, click here for more on that. However, if you're already hip to the sale, let's have a look at the new titles that were just announced. The month will begin on February 3 with a new film from Jean-Luc Godard, his 1980 feature Every Man for Himself starring Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye and Isabelle Huppert. It's a film Godard refers to as a second debut and is described as an examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations. The release includes a new high-definition digital restoration, a short video titled Le scenario created by Godard to secure financing for the film, »
- Brad Brevet
As the Studio has done in the past with such epic film series as “Harry Potter” and “The Dark Knight,” Warner Bros. Pictures, in conjunction with New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), is once again treating über-fans to a movie marathon, this time in celebration of the highly anticipated finale of Peter Jackson’s blockbuster “The Hobbit” Trilogy.
On Marathon Monday, December 15—two days prior to the third and final film’s theatrical release—moviegoers in select theaters across North America can experience Middle-earth one last time, beginning with “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” followed by “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” and, a full 24 hours prior to its theatrical release, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”
Tickets for Marathon Monday go on sale Friday, November 14 at 12:00 p.m. Est / 9:00 a.m. Pst, the same date and time as tickets for opening day of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies »
- Michelle McCue
We’ve known for some time that Universal is trying to breathe new life into its catalogue of classic movie monsters, with Dracula Untold introducing a new bloodsucker in the form of Luke Evans, and a new Mummy on the way that will find Alex Kurtzman (executive producer, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) directing from a script by Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange). Now, a new rumor has surfaced claiming that the studio wants Prisoners scribe Aaron Guzikowski to write a new take on The Wolf Man, one of its most treasured monsters.
News of Guzikowski’s involvement was embedded in a Deadline report on Universal’s plans for new Fast & Furious movies earlier today. Nothing else has yet come out about The Wolf Man, but the report indicates that the studio is doing its best to expedite the resurgence of its Universal Monsters franchise. Guzikowski, whose work on Prisoners was roundly »
- Isaac Feldberg
Alfonso Cuaron was hailed as a master storyteller, a filmmaker of boundless vision and a generous friend and collaborator during a tribute to the Oscar-winning director Monday at the Museum of Modern Art.
The man who sent Sandra Bullock into space in “Gravity,” chronicled Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal’s journey of sexual discovery in “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” and created a nightmarish future in “Children of Men” was the main attraction amid a swirl of high society glitterati, artists and Hollywood players. Novelist Salman Rushdie, Katie Holmes, Emile Hirsch, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, director and artist Julian Schnabel and “True Detective” director Cary Fukunaga, were among the bold faced names who turned out at the Gotham event.
“My dad is a filmmaker I admire, my teacher, and above all a great father,” said Jonas Cuaron, the director’s son, during a presentation of his father’s work. »
- Brent Lang
Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro González Iñárritu slammed Mexican officials for their investigation into the disappearance and possible killings of 43 teachers and college students, saying the act and the lack of answers are evidence of systemic corruption in the country.
The three directors who helped attract broader recognition for the Mexican film industry through works such as “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Gravity” and “Birdman” voiced their criticism in the form of an open letter, which del Toro read during a tribute to Cuaron at the Museum of Modern Art on Monday night.
“The federal government argues that these events are all just local violence,” del Toro read. “Not so.”
“We believe that these crimes are systemic and indicate a much greater evil — the blurred lines between organized crime and high-ranking officers in the Mexican government,” he added.
Mexican authorities have found bones and teeth they say likely belong to the students. »
- Brent Lang
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