Mexican director Guillermo del Toro Presents New Movie “Pacific Rim” at Comic-Con Festival
Comic-Con has recently taken place in San Diego, California and there was Mexican director, Guillermo del Toro, to represent Mexico in one of the biggest comic conventions in the world. The creator of “Pan’s Labyrinth” and the “Hellboy” saga attended Comic-Con last week to offer fans a taste of his latest sci-fi movie, “Pacific Rim.” The epic film -- a potential summer blockbuster -- centers on the final battle between 25-story-tall sea monsters and equally large, human-piloted robots. During the panel, Del Toro told fans that he didn’t want to show just action, but bring emotion to the scenes as well. "A movie like this, it's easy to forget how unique you can make it, and I didn't want to forget," Del Toro said. ‘I wanted to make an adventure movie, not a war movie.’
Due out next July 2013, Del Toro had put together exclusive footage from the movie for his fans that were in attendance: “This is for you, only for you,” he said. Even more exciting, he revealed that he had just finished the shooting 12 weeks earlier, and promised that nothing else from Pacific Rim would be seen until marketing for the movie started, in about six months.
More than 125,000 people visit Comic-Con each year, to get a first glimpse of what’s to come out in theatres and hit TV screens. Rob Salkowitz, author of Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture, says, "It's gone from being a humble show for fans and collectors to a pop-culture singularity that has really taken over not just comics, but a vast swath of the media and entertainment industry.”