So, Del Toro’s Mecha/Monster movie will be out 2013. In the same interview he let’s it be known that he hasn’t given up on HP Lovecraft’s novel. Read more here …
Earlier today, Steve got the chance to sit down with director Guillermo del Toro to talk about the upcoming horror film he produced, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. While we’ll have that full interview up for you at a later date, del Toro spoke a bit about his next directorial project Pacific Rim, and we wanted to get that up for you right away. Del Toro revealed that they’re announcing a release date either today or tomorrow, and the film starts shooting this November. Hit the jump to read his full quote regarding Pacific Rim.
Collider: How are things going on a certain big movie of yours?
Guillermo del Toro: Fantastic. I mean so far, knock on wood, it’s the greatest experience of my life. I’m having a blast, designing like crazy. I’m now hiring actors, which is always a good sign, always a great sign when you’re casting. We’re announcing a release date today or tomorrow, which makes it real also. The other thing that we’re heading towards is an impeding start date the first week in November, so we have 20 weeks to start shooting the biggest giant monster movie ever made.
For those of you unaware, the film is set on an alternate version of Earth in the near future. The story basically centers on humans piloting giant robots in order to battle aliens that are invading through a wormhole-like structure. Charlie Hunnam is set in the lead role, with Idris Elba andpossibly Charlie Day starring alongside. Be sure to check back here soon to find out when Pacific Rim will hit theaters.
UPDATE: Pacific Rim will be released July 12th, 2013.
And from the LA Times about At the Mountain of Madness:
“I’m not giving up… ‘Mountains of Madness’ has been with me for 13, 14 years and I really don’t want to give up on it… ‘Mountains of Madness,’ the way I plan to do it is a very peculiar take, and I think if I don’t stick with it the version I would like to see would never get made… I’m going to keep pursuing [Mountains]… Universal is still really interested in doing it. Coming out of ‘Pacific Rim,’ I intend to see if we can do it immediately.”