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Guillermo Del Toro Agrees (Reluctantly?) To Convert 'Pacific Rim' Into 3D

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2012 3:54 PM
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3D might have lost some of its luster since the glory days of "Avatar" all the way back in 2009 -- films like "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" made the bulk of their money in 2D, domestically at least -- but it's still a profitable money spinner domestically. Worst case scenario is that audiences end up paying an extra few dollars for their ticket to help battle plummeting admissions, and best case scenario is that the film, like "Avatar," "The Avengers" and others, is catapulted to gangbusters international numbers by the rest of the world's seemingly unsatiable appetizer for 3D.

Go Behind The Scenes With New Images From 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 31, 2012 9:36 AM
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It’s been a rough couple of years for Guillermo del Toro. After bailing on “The Hobbit,” which was deadlocked for some time due to MGM’s financial issues, he began work on his long-discussed H.P. Lovecraft dream project “At the Mountains of Madness” that had misfortune of having the plug pulled by a gun-shy Universal, despite Tom Cruise circling the lead. Fortunately, the director had another project, the giant robots vs. giant monsters “Pacific Rim” at the ready with Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. After impressing the geek crowd this summer at Comic-Con with some early footage and a cool poster, things have been quiet, but the latest issue of Empire has some cool-looking production pictures.

Comic-Con '12: Highlights From Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ Presentation Of Giant Robots Battling Giant Monsters

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • July 15, 2012 7:14 PM
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Guillermo del Toro's presentation for “Pacific Rim” at Comic-Con yesterday was brief, but well-played. A lifelong self-proclaimed geek, this is clearly not the man's first rodeo. "I am shitting my pants right now,” joked del Toro as he sat before the packed 6,500 capacity Hall H.

'Pacific Rim' Writers To Wrangle 'God Of War' Plus New Image From Guillermo Del Toro's Film

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 11, 2012 10:20 AM
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Studio heads around Tinseltown must be feeling the same sort of anticipation as we are about helmer Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming “Pacific Rim,” and now the film’s writers are feeling some of those good vibes.

Comic-Con '12 Preview: What To Expect From Nerd Bonnaroo This Year

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 10, 2012 1:17 PM
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If you're expecting to hear news about tiny indie projects and foreign auteurs in the latter half of this week, you may be disappointed. Tomorrow night is the kick-off of San Diego Comic-Con, the biggest such event in the world, and one that, over the years, has become a major part of the marketing calendar for some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. While we still wonder about how effective if it is (see our recent piece), and several studios are skipping this year, including Paramount and Universal, there's still some big-name guests and unveilings taking place between Wednesday and Sunday, and it'll undoubtedly be the major story of the week, movie-wise.

Middle Earth & Metal Suits: Comic-Con Posters For Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' & Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2012 12:42 PM
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While the big must see movie of July is "The Dark Knight Rises," one week before Batman returns, geeks will be getting in a froth at Comic-Con, the annual San Diego shindig that offers up a bounty of genre/fantasy/action fare as the studios show off their baubles, with presentations that they hope will help boost box office dollars. And with less a week to go, two of the biggest movies, by two of the biggest Comic-Con faves, will be on the convention floor to start building up the buzz, with posters now landing for both.

First Image Of Charlie Hunnam & Rinko Kikuchi In Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 3, 2012 1:31 PM
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We're a few short weeks from Comic-Con, where geeks will have their minds blown by cosplay girls by oodles of footage, images and other goodies unveiled by studios and filmmakers, as they hawk their genre wares. And Guillermo del Toro, a longstanding fixture in San Diego, is set to return, but this time with a brand new film, his first since 2008's "Hellboy II: The Golden Army." And while there will likely be much more on the Comic-Con floor, we'll take what we can get for now.

'The Hobbit,' 'Pacific Rim,' 'Man of Steel,' and 'Iron Man 3' Battle for Hall H Supremacy; 'Breaking Bad' Season 5 Premieres At San Diego Comic Con

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 28, 2012 11:18 AM
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Boasting the largest amount of seats in the San Diego Convention Center, topping off at around 6,000, Hall H has grown into a synonym at Comic-Con, with attendees for massive presentations showcasing studios’ latest geek-friendly output, as "The Avengers" did two years ago with its star-studded cast announcement. Last year though, as studios found their Con marketing investments lacking compared to the advertised films' opening weekends, it compelled us to question if blockbuster presence would subside, but a slew of new Con announcements would argue otherwise, at least for now.

Discuss: Is Movie Studio Interest In Comic-Con Beginning To Wane?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 18, 2012 1:23 PM
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Now Cannes is long in the rear-view mirror, and the LA Film Festival just underway, the next big event on the film calendar is, for better or worse, San Diego Comic-Con. Originally a small gathering of fans of science fiction and comics, it's now grown into a vast Geek Bonnaroo, taking around 130,000 guests across four days, making it the biggest such event in North America, and the fourth largest in the world. And for the last decade or so, it's been a centerpiece of the marketing campaign for major movies from virtually every major studio.

'The Hobbit,' 'Man Of Steel,' 'Oz,' & 'Pacific Rim' Expected For Comic-Con But No 'Dark Knight Rises' Or 'Star Trek 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 13, 2012 11:12 AM
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Have you booked your tickets and hotel room yet for the San Diego Comic-Con? No? Well, you're probably shit out of luck as that thing has been sold out for a while now. So whether you'll be on the floor basking in geek heaven or sitting enviously at home, here's what can be expected at this year's festivities. Thus far, there is really nothing in the way of truly big surprises.

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