With the release of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim only eight months away, we’re getting excited to see what the Mexican director has up his sleeve for his giant monsters vs. giant freakin’ robots epic. The first teaser trailer for Pacific Rim is due in theaters next month, and the director is excited for what’s in store for fans of the science fiction genre.
In an interview, del Toro talks about the first trailer for Pacific Rim but also divulges how big the movie will be and how the 3D will look overall. Del Toro wants the biggest picture and experience available for screening the Pacific Rim trailer. Del Toro explains:
They bring it to me and then I do a little pass myself, I help with the sound design, then we re-cut it again, and then I’m involved in the timing of the color and the mixing of the sound, so whatever you saw in San Diego or New York, I was completely part of the process. We have a couple of finished shots, but most of the stuff is being finished for the trailer.
In relation to the 3D of the film, del Toro was once opposed to up-converting Pacific Rim to 3D, but he was later convinced that it might be the right thing for the film. Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. gave del Toro a healthy budget and timetable to oversee the 3D conversion so the end product would meet his exact specifications. Del Toro added:
So John Knoll, who is one of the greatest minds in the business, is supervising that there’s no miniaturization in those shots. And they’re looking gorgeous; they’re coming basically fast and furious every week. And the other sources of 3D is Stereo D, and those are looking fantastic too.
The first trailer for Pacific Rim will make its way into theaters in December, most likely in front of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. If the trailer is pushed back due to a delay in del Toro’s work then it will most likely premiere in front of another Warner Bros. distributed film, Gangster Squad, starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone.
Pacific Rim is primed to be one of the biggest summer movies of 2013. Its release date sits handsomely between May’s Star Trek Into Darkness and August’s Elysium. 2013 is shaping up to be a really good year for science fiction movies, especially if you add Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity into the mix.
Pacific Rim releases on July 11, 2013 in IMAX and 3D.