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Guillermo del Toro is considered a God by certain members of the geek population, after his supernatural horror comic book adaptations (Blade II, the Hellboy movies) and grim(m) Spanish-language fairy tales (The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth). He’s renewing fanboy/girl cred this year, beginning with his first directing project in five years: the East-meets-West monsters and giant robots extravaganza Pacific Rim.

The filmmaker, author (see: The Strain) and creature-horror aficionado recovered quickly after At the Mountains of Madness collapsed back in 2011, shifting his attention over to the Japanese monster genre throwback – del Toro insists it’s not a Quentin Tarantino-inspired pastiche with “greatest hits of everything” – developing from screenwriter Travis Beacham (Dog Days of Summer, Clash of the Titans (2010)).

Time-jump eight months and shooting had begun, followed by the teaser trailer premiering at last year’s International Comic-Con; then, in December, the preview began making the rounds in theaters. »

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