Despite his near omnipresence in the media, and the countless projects that he’s attached to, we actually haven’t seen a directorial effort from Guillermo Del Toro since 2008’s “Hellboy II: The Golden Army.” Yes, it’s been that long, but not for lack of trying. Del Toro has faced a double whammy of disappointment over the last years, stepping away from directing “The Hobbit” films as they became continually delayed thanks to MGM’s financial woes, and seeing his R-rated “At The Mountains Of Madness” get shelved by Universal. But there been no stopping Del Toro’s “Pacific Rim,” with the film currently in the midst of production, and while specifics are being kept under wraps, we now have our first look at the film.
Total Film (via The Film Stage) has the first picture of Idris Elba in the print edition of their magazine. And that is one helluva suit he’s got on. The Travis Beacham-scripted tale is set in 2025, and will follow a human resistance against a series of devastating monster attacks that threaten to destroy Earth. Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins Jr. and Diego Klattenhoff round out the fascinating, eclectic and international cast.
Next spring we’ll see the results of whatever Del Toro is cooking up….”Pacific Rim” lands on May 10, 2013.