Guillermo Del Toro 'Changed Himself' For Pacific Rim

Guillermo Del Toro has been bigging up Pacific Rim ahead of its release, talking of the ambition and scope that went behind the film, and how that went beyond just the finished product and down to the people involved themselves – starting with him.

“I made a life decision that this movie needed to be huge in scope but run very, very tight on the production,” he said to Variety in a recent interview, “and the first person to change was me.” Variety points out that it was the first time he shot a movie in less than 115 days - Pacific Rim was done in 103. It meant a huge work load of 17 and 18 hour days.

Del Toro also changed the way in which he approached the movie compared to his older ones. “If you watch Pan’s Labyrinth or The Devil’s Backbone, I had an obsession that was really, really all-consuming with making the actors move in an extremely mannered way that matched the camera moves,” he commented. “In those movies I wanted it to be balletic, but I also wanted it to be almost like a ritual or a dance. But on Pacific Rim I needed to allow the actors to breathe a lot more. I wanted to shoot a lot looser and even allow for improvisation, which I had never done.” The movie is a huge scale action film, which sees giant robots deployed by humans to fight off aliens. It stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam and Charlie Day, among others.

Guillermo Del Toro
Guillermo Del Toro is all in for Pacific Rim

Idris Elba
Idris Elba stars in the new film


Contactmusic

Tags: Guillermo Del Toro


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so...

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

It appears Benedict Cumberbatch has thrown his hat in the ring for...

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - 'Mockingjay Lives' Teaser Trailer

Following Katniss Everdeen's escape from the catastrophic...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has...

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

After Fargo’s very definitive season finale (don’t worry, this article...

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic)

New Jersey band Young Rising Sons perform a stripped down acoustic cover of their single 'High'...

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic) Video
Advertisement

Star Wars Episode VII: J.J. Abrams Performs an X-Wing Ship Tease While Plot Rumors Abound

J.J. Abrams has been incrementally dripping visual information regarding...

Star Wars Episode VII: J.J. Abrams Performs an X-Wing Ship Tease While Plot Rumors Abound

It's Official: Chuck Palahniuk is Working on 'Fight Club 2'

18 years since Fight Club ripped up the rule book for modern day...

It's Official: Chuck Palahniuk is Working on 'Fight Club 2'

Jamie N Commons - Jungle (Acoustic)

Jamie N Commons' new single with X Ambassadors - 'Jungle' - has been inescapable with it's...

Jamie N Commons - Jungle (Acoustic) Video


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Guillermo Del Toro Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Guillermo Del Toro

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All