Filming on Guillermo del Toro’s highly anticipated monsters vs. robots feature Pacific Rim started in Toronto, Canada on Monday (Nov. 14).
We are working with actors that I absolutely adore. Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman. It’s really, it’s a very, very beautiful poem to giant monsters. Giant monsters versus giant robots. Twenty-five-story-high robots beating the crap out of 25-story-high monsters. We’re trying to create a world in which the characters are real and how it would affect our world politically, how it would affect the landscape if creatures like this really came out of the sea, etc.
Read the rest of Wired’s interview with Del Toro here, where he also discusses other projects he’s involved in including his recent novel The Night Eternal, the final book in The Strain Trilogy.
Pacific Rim is scheduled to hit theaters on May 10, 2013.