Warcraft and Pacific Rim 2 Pushed Back

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 25, 2015 in Cinema

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Universal is shuffling around the dates of some of their upcoming films. Warcraft, which has already been pushed around quite a bit, is moving from March 11th, 2016 to June 10th, 2016. Not a huge difference, but it shows two things: a) Universal wants to get out of the way of Batman v Superman, and b) they think Warcraft is good enough to stand up to the summer movie box office! Let’s hope it’s solid. I trust Duncan Jones! Pacific Rim 2 has also been pushed back, April 7th, 2017 to August 4th, 2017. That was moved to make way for the eighth Fast and Furious film, which will open April 14th, 2017. Oh yeah, and there’s a new Mummy film on the way, which will show up March 24th, 2017. With all those dates out of the way, the real question is: how much of this slate will be… good? Read more…

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Pacific Rim 2 To Begin Filming In 2015, Tie Directly Into Pacific Rim 3

Posted by Ben Huber on Oct 19, 2014 in Cinema

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Guillermo del Toro is now hard at work on Pacific Rim 2, a film many thought might never get made. But movies studios love franchises, and they especially love trilogies, so it’s not surprise that del Toro also confirms that Pacific Rim 2 will segue directly into a Pacific Rim 3 (which is not yet officially confirmed). Talking with Collider, del Toro said, “We got the first draft of the movie now, and we are going to spend another 4-5 months on the screenplay before we start pre-production.” He adds, “Some of your favorite characters come back, some others don’t because we have decided that we’re going to shoot ambitiously and say ‘Let’s hope we have three movies.’ So some characters come in at the end of the second, hoping that it will ramp up on the third one.” Optimistic indeed! Let’s hope it works out. Read more…

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Experience Piloting A Jaeger Via The Oculus Rift At Comic-Con

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 25, 2014 in Cinema, Videogames

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Legendary Pictures’ booth at SDCC is all about Guillermo del Toro. On one side is a section devoted to his upcoming haunted house film, Crimson Peak, and on the other, they’ve got a big Pacific Rim section. Featuring what, you might ask? An Oculus Rift experience! You can put on the headset and see through the eyes of a Jaeger pilot right alongside Charlie Hunnam as Raleigh. It’s non-interactive, so you’re just along for the ride, but you can look in every direction and watch the action happen as if you were really there. This uses the new DK2 Rifts, which are being sent out to developers as we speak, so we should see more Rift content in the near future! Read more…

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Pacific Rim 2 And Animated Series On The Way

Posted by Ben Huber on Jun 28, 2014 in Cinema

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True believers, your time has come! If you held out hope for a Pacific Rim sequel, you can now rest easy, as Guillermo del Toro has confirmed that the project has been greenlit by Legendary Pictures and… Universal! Yup, Warner Bros. passed on a sequel and let Universal take over, which is an interesting change. While the sequel won’t come out till April 7th, 2017, you won’t have to wait long to get some more Pacific Rim goodness: an animated series will happen in the interim, and a second comic book series will begin as well. I’m actually very curious who will be behind the animated series and how it’ll be handled, but right now we don’t have any details in that regard. Check out del Toro’s full announcement video below. Read more…

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This Awesome Gipsy Danger Costume Wrecks All Others

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 19, 2014 in Fandom, Hobbies and Collections

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Well, go home everyone. You won’t be able to top Nona Neon’s amazing rendition of Gipsy Danger from Pacific Rim. She built her cosplay outfit over the course of six months, using EVA craft foam, recycled household items (like a vegetable strainer!), and an acrylic visor. And it looks amazing! She’s done some fantastic work, and apparently she’s fairly new to the cosplay scene, so it’s doubly impressive. It particularly love the detail on the chainsword, it looks pretty lethal! Check out some more images below, then see her Facebook page to watch what she makes next! Read more…

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Pacific Rim 2 Still A Possibility

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 21, 2014 in Cinema

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For a while, many Pacific Rim fans worried that the film wouldn’t get a second chance after its poor domestic performance. Thankfully, a huge opening internationally brought in a huge pull for the film. $411 million isn’t too shabby, but we hadn’t heard anything for a while. Now, Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull said in a recent interview that Pacific Rim 2 is pretty likely, saying they’re “certainly open to it.” In fact, he listed several other big movies that Pacific Rim bested in the box office that did receive sequels, such as Superman Returns, Star Trek, Batman Begins, and Fast and the Furious. Guillermo del Toro is currently filming Crimson Peak, so we’ll see where he goes after that! Read more…

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Laugh At The Charming Pacific Rim Gag Reel

Posted by Bob Muir on Oct 9, 2013 in Cinema

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I’m still hopeful for Pacific Rim 2 to be officially green-lit, considering how much fun the original film was. But in the meantime, Pacific Rim is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray on October 15. Among the bonus features is this gag reel, showing actors flubbing lines, cracking jokes, and just generally clowning around. It looks like it was a lot of fun to be on Guillermo del Toro’s set, and it’s also interesting to see which parts of scenes were green-screened in. Plus, Ron Perlman is awesome as usual. Watch for yourself below if you can’t wait until next week! Read more…

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LEGO Builder Moko Impresses with Gipsy Danger and Madoka

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 16, 2013 in Hobbies and Collections

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Japanese LEGO builder Moko has been on a roll recently with some impressive builds — most recently, Gipsy Danger and Kaname Madoka! I love the pose on Madoka, with her bow outstretched, and Gipsy Danger has that distinctive “ready to go” stance. There’s a lot of little details on these models, so I’ve dropped a few more images below. Also check out Moko’s other neat builds, such as the Evangelion Unit 01 we feature a while ago, Mami Tomoe (also from Madoka Magica), and both Gurren Lagann’s head & the core drill! What an impressive library of models! Read more…

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Pacific Rim Crosses $400 Million Worldwide

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 1, 2013 in Cinema

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Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s crazy giant robot film, was doubted by many analysts as being able to be a profitable endeavor. A new IP, combined with “robot fatigue” from Transformers, and fear that it wouldn’t connect with audiences were cited as some of the reasons it wouldn’t be a box office success. And while it’s performance in the US wasn’t spectacular by any means, it’s overseas pull was much larger and has put it over the $400 million mark, making it del Toro’s highest-grossing film ever. Legendary hasn’t made any statements about profitability yet, but I imagine it is much closer now than before. The home video release should do wonders, and I predict it’ll thrive there. Now, Legendary, let’s get Pacific Rim 2 going, ok? Read more…

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Pacific Rim Recut As Godzilla-Style Trailer

Posted by Bob Muir on Aug 1, 2013 in Cinema

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One of the major influences on Pacific Rim is that Japanese concept of giant monsters coming from the ocean to attack the city, something exemplified in Godzilla and later riffed on in media such as Neon Genesis Evangelion. How fitting is it then to see someone cut a Pacific Rim trailer in the vein of old Toho kaiju film trailers? The trailer even includes some of Godzilla’s classic score, which fits really well. If the effects were worse and the colors a bit more washed out, this would be spot-on, but it still works wonderfully as it is. What is it that makes big Japanese text tossed on top of images of monsters so cool? Read more…

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Pacific Rim 2 Not Confirmed, But Writing Has Begun

Posted by Bob Muir on Jul 23, 2013 in Cinema

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Pacific Rim is one of the best summer movies this year, and it’s sadly underperforming from poor marketing. (When Grown Ups 2 beats your film, you’ve got a problem.) It hasn’t earned back enough money yet, which is generally a poor sign for those who want a sequel, but it hasn’t opened in markets like Japan yet, so there’s still hope for more international revenue to roll in. Despite this, apparently director/co-writer Guillermo del Toro and co-writer Travis Beacham have been given the go-ahead to start writing Pacific Rim 2! Del Toro is even dropping hints about where the sequel may go. It goes without saying, but spoilers follow! Read more…

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One More Pacific Rim Trailer Before the Kaiju Arrive

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 5, 2013 in Cinema

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Come on, let me get one more Pacific Rim in here. I’ve been more excited for this movie than most others this year, but with news that Grown Ups 2 is tracking higher than Pacific Rim, I figured I should do my duty to get the word out. I want to see all of you out there on opening weekend next week, ok? This wonderful Frankenstein monster of Guillermo del Toro and every giant robot show ever looks to be plenty entertaining, and it even has Kayne West’s seal of approval. And you know that has to count for something, right? The trailer is locked and loaded below. Read more…

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A Giant Robot Head Was Built for Pacific Rim

Posted by Ben Huber on May 31, 2013 in Cinema

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Guillermo del Toro never backs down from making his movies right. And if his latest “giant robots vs. giant monsters” movie Pacific Rim needs a real giant robot head built, then by golly they’re going to make one! A new featurette went up on Yahoo detailing the process behind using such a big set piece, as well as why he wanted to make it in the first place. The added work is clearly worth it, giving the actor something real to work with and adding realism to the film. There’s also a bunch of new promotional images and interviews out and about. Some links and videos below! Read more…

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New Pacific Rim Trailer – Now With More Robots

Posted by Ben Huber on May 17, 2013 in Cinema

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I bet you thought they couldn’t fit more robots in, right? Well, they can, as well as some more Kaiju to beat up as well. Some of the set pieces in this film look really neat, and I’m loving the designs for the various Kaiju. I guess about all else this shows me that a giant robot movie can be done well (go away, Michael Bay), and I kind of want to see a live-action Neon Genesis Evangelion or Big O movie now. Perhaps one day! Until then, this is a wonderful replacement. Check out the trailer below. Read more…

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Latest Pacific Rim Trailer Is Boat-Smashingly Cool

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 30, 2013 in Cinema

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If you’re like me, you’re wary of watching too many trailers for an upcoming blockbuster film, because with the way trailers are cut these days, you don’t want every plot point spelled out. (I remember seeing The Dark Knight, whose early trailers I had burned into my memory, and being pleasantly surprised when the Joker was caught and the movie wasn’t even close to finishing.) And yet, when the movie is like Pacific Rim, you can’t help but watch, because it’s simply awesome. This is one of those trailers. Read more…

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New Details About Pacific Rim

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 31, 2013 in Cinema

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At Wondercon 2013, director Guillermo del Toro showed up to promote the upcoming Pacific Rim, which is one of the films I’m most excited for this year. Giant robots and huge monsters duking it out? What’s not to like? Thankfully, del Toro took some time to drop new details about the film, like Ron Perlman playing a kaiju organ dealer, or neon sci-fi city landscapes. Gypsy Danger’s pilots load into it’s head and then the head launches into the main body (that sounds familiar). Also confirmed by del Toro was the extensive use of real sets and props – they built several blocks of Hong Kong just to destroy, and used an actual 4-story tall Jaeger head as well. Impressive work! A short video from the con is below. Read more…

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Prepare For Next PlayStation With The Evolution Of PlayStation

Posted by Bob Muir on Feb 19, 2013 in Cinema

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On February 20, Sony will announce the next PlayStation, widely believed to be the PlayStation 4. In the days leading up to the event, Sony has been releasing videos recapping the history of the PlayStation brand, with the latest focusing on their handheld excursions. Read more…

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New Images Make Up For Lack Of Pacific Rim Super Bowl Trailer

Posted by Bob Muir on Feb 5, 2013 in Cinema

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Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim may not have had a trailer during the Super Bowl — for that matter, no Warner Brothers movie did — but at least we have a bunch of fancy new images to share. If buzz from the recent test screening is anything to go off of, this is going to be a giant robot movie you don’t want to miss. Plus, Looper director Rian Johnson has seen it, and he loves it!

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Pacific Rim Trailer Features Rocket Punches and Giant Monsters

Posted by Ben Huber on Dec 14, 2012 in Cinema

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I like giant robots. Do you like giant robots? I also happen to like giant monsters… Fighting giant robots. It’s silly, it’s fun, and ridiculously cool. So that’s why I’m so excited for Guillermo Del Toro’s latest, Pacific Rim. It combines all the trappings of Japanese giant robot anime with the giant monsters of Godzilla – and it looks to be succeeding. The robots (called Jaegers) are built by various countries around the world to combat the Kaiju, huge, evil monsters that are crawling out of a portal at the bottom of the ocean. So, of course, we have two pilots who have to team up and work together to combat the alien menance. With rocket punches. Oh yes. Read more…

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Viral Marketing for Del Toro’s Pacific Rim Begins

Posted by Ben Huber on Nov 30, 2012 in Cinema

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Are you excited for Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim? I know I am. Giant robots, giant monsters, and epic battles! If you haven’t heard, in the near future, giant monsters begin emerging from the oceans, so the nations of the world begin building giant robots to combat them – obviously! It’s very Evangelion and Gundam-esque, which is why I’m so excited to see a major Hollywood picture with this theme! Now, the viral marketing has begun! Images of robots and peeks at the monsters below! Read more…

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