I’m not quite certain whether PACIFICRIM falls under horror or sci-fi…perhaps both. When you have giant space creatures tearing apart the world, that tends to be a rather frightening thing. Guillermo Del Toro has created just that with a somewhat live action Neon Genesis Evangelion, an anime series that follows a similar narrative course. In fact, I’m surprised I haven’t heard mention of any lawsuits. But, while I would’ve preferred his dream project: H.P. Lovecraft’s AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS, I do have to say this looks pretty damn cool. Perhaps, if PACIFIC RIM is a blockbuster hit (and why wouldn’t it be? If that hack Michael Bay can make bazillions with horrible giant robot/alien films, why can’t a directorial genius like Del Toro pull it off with PACIFIC RIM?), Del Toro may be able to secure the finances he’s needed in order to make his epic vision of Lovecraft’s fantastic novella (if you haven’t read it, DO IT NOW!).
In the film, legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea and begin a war that would takes millions of lives and consumes humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
PACIFIC RIM stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, and Charlie Day and is set to be released in 2D and 3D on July 12, 2013.
Thomas Jane put together one of the most fun surprises of Comic-Con. Jane recruited director Phil Joanou to make a new short based on The Punisher—titled Dirty Laundry—on the down-low and screened it at the panel for his RAW Studios. That was in a small room, so few actually saw the short. But Jane and Co. posted Dirty Laundryonline for all to see, and you can now watch it. Ron Perlman also makes an appearance in the short scripted by Chad St. John and produced by Adi Shankar.
Zachary loved his visit for two very special reasons. It was Zachary’s wish to meet Hellboy and also to become Hellboy. When the Make-A-Wish Foundation contacted Spectral Motion with this request, Mike thought it would be fantastic to have Ron Perlman reprise his role for the day.
Ron loved the idea and donned the makeup once more (with the assistance of Lufeng Qu and Eden Elizalde) and also ordered a Hellboy sized meal of burgers, shakes, and fries for Zachary and his family and the entire Spectral crew to enjoy. Later in the day, Zachary was transformed into Hellboy with the assistance of makeup artists Lufeng Qu and Neil Winn. Both of the Make-A-Wish days were a complete thrill for the families of the children, as well as for the crew at Spectral Motion!
This flick, SEASON OF THE WITCH (not a remake of the Romero flick) looks fairly promising, DESPITE starring Nicholas Cage (who I haven’t been able to stand in ANYTHING other than RAISING ARIZONA). Check out the Trailer and Poster/One Sheet below!
This is one I will be attending, so expect a review as soon as I catch a glimpse. “You’ve got to pick up every stitch, beatniks are out to make it rich…..ooooooh, must be the Season of the Witch!”
More as it develops. Thanks go out to ShockTillYouDrop for the heads up about the poster!
I still don’t know why the fuck Bruce Campbell bowed out of playing Elvis in the upcoming BUBBA NOSFERATU, the sequel to BUBBA HO-TEP, but hell, if you’re gonna get someone else, Perlman’s a damn good choice. I’m sure with makeup, they’ll get him lookin’ like Elvis, but I’m mostly stoked about the choice due to sheer overall talent. Ron Perlman is a fantastically talented character actor who really has the ability to take a role and run with it. I look forward to what he does with the roll.