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The Mix: Toronto Goes Tokyo In 'Pacific Rim' Footage; Donald Glover Set For 'Spider-Man' Cameo (Sort Of) & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2012 5:25 PM
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So, Guillermo Del Toro's big secret blockbuster "Pacific Rim" is now shooting in the chameleonic Toronto, but instead of standing in for New York City or Chicago as it usually does, the streets have been completely redone as Tokyo. CBC News has a report which shows off some flashes of sets and behind the scenes action, and yes, they do call it "Still Seas" which we presume is the working title being tossed around town so fanboys don't storm with the city with dodgy cell phone cameras. Watch below.

Creator Neil Cross Says He's Planning A 'Luther' Movie, Rewrote 'Pacific Rim' For Guillermo Del Toro

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 5, 2011 10:46 AM
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You may or may not have seen any of "Luther," a crime procedural from the BBC that stars "The Wire" breakout Idris Elba as the titular cop, the kind of rule-eschewing maverick that cliches are made of. We wouldn't blame you for skipping it by, on BBC America or elsewhere, but it's actually a ton of fun for fans of the genre, partly thanks to the excellent performances of Elba (who was Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated), and Ruth Wilson, as his Hannibal Lecter-style nemesis/BFF, and partly because it embraces its own so ridiculousness with a big warm hug. There are few other shows that would see a Satanist villian lick a woman's face in the opening few minutes.

Guillermo del Toro Confirms Ron Perlman for 'Pacific Rim,' Although, Surprisingly, Not As One Of The Giant Scary Monsters

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 16, 2011 3:47 PM
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Few filmmakers seem to have as much on his plate as Guillermo del Toro. He always has a plethora of projects threatening to occupy his time, this is even though the director hasn't had a film in theaters since 2008's fantastical superhero tale "Hellboy II: The Golden Army." He recently spoke with Wired Magazine, ostensibly about the conclusion about his lackluster vampire trilogy "The Strain" (co-written with original "Town" author Chuck Hogan), and he talked about a number of things that he has coming down the pipeline, including acknowledging the involvement of a Guillermo del Toro regular in his new monster movie.

'Pacific Rim' Will Arrive Two Months Earlier On May 10, 2013; 'Piranha 3DD' Bumped To 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2011 2:07 AM
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It seems no one wants to be a summer movie anymore, at least not in July 2013. Yesterday, "Thor 2" moved from its summer date to November 15, 2013 and now, another major movie is changing gears.

'Homeland' Star Diego Klattenhoff Joins Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 29, 2011 10:06 AM
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Sometimes when one door closes, another one opens. You might recall that back this spring "Homeland" star Diego Klattenhoff was reported to be taking a role in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises." As these things sometimes go, the scheduling couldn't be worked out and he didn't wind up doing the film, but fall is here and the actor has bounced back with a part in another mega movie.

Clifton Collins Jr. Joins Guillermo Del Toro's Monster Pic 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 24, 2011 1:17 AM
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Park Chan-wook's 'Stoker' Adds Phyllis SomervilleA couple of casting updates on two highly anticipated projects from acclaimed international helmers. Firstly, character actor Clifton Collins Jr. has joined the growing cast of Guillermo Del Toro's monster-pic "Pacific Rim" in an unnamed role. The actor joins Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Rob Kazinsky and Max Martini for the Travis Beacham-scripted tale set in Japan which will see the cast members form the human resistance against a series of devastating monster attacks.

Ex-'The Hobbit' Actor Rob Kazinsky Joins Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim,' Willem Dafoe In Talks

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 29, 2011 1:40 AM
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If you're cast in a major blockbuster, only to be replaced publicly, it can be hard to get your career back on track again. Stuart Townsend, for instance, shot scenes as Aragorn in "Lord of the Rings," before Peter Jackson decided he was too young, and replaced him with Viggo Mortensen. Townsend's heat remained for a little while -- he was the lead in "Queen of the Damned," and one of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," but, well, we know what happened to those, and Townsend hasn't had much luck in recent years. Dougray Scott, meanwhile, was meant to play Wolverine in Bryan Singer's "X-Men," but had to bow out when "Mission Impossible 2" ran over, and was last seen starring in British rom-com "Love's Kitchen," which took a whopping £121 on its opening weekend in the U.K (although, in fairness, he's playing Arthur Miller in "My Week With Marilyn," which could start a comeback).

Max Martini On Board 'Pacific Rim'; Emory Cohen Joins 'Place Beyond The Pines'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 27, 2011 3:41 AM
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Boston Rapper Slaine Also A Part Of 'Cogan's Trade'A couple casting tidbits on a few projects we've been keeping a very keen eye on.

Comic-Con '11: Guillermo Del Toro & Ron Perlman Keep Hope Alive For "Epic, Gigantic" 'Hellboy 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2011 1:25 AM
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Ron Perlman Hints That He'll Be In 'Pacific Rim'Of the many, many, many projects Guillermo Del Toro has in various states of development, the one fans tend to ask about the most is "Hellboy 3." So no surprise that at the FilmDistrict panel this afternoon at Comic-Con, where Del Toro was talking up "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark," the subject once again came up and while it doesn't look like it's on the immediate horizon -- Del Toro has "Pacific Rim" to work on -- it does sound like an idea gnawing at the back of their minds.

'Babel' Oscar-Nominee Rinko Kikuchi Bags Female Lead In Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 6, 2011 10:43 AM
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Comic-Con is nearly upon us: we're only two weeks away from the descent of the geek world on their San Diegan Mecca, although many have been worried, considering Marvel's decision to skip Hall H this year, that there wouldn't be much worth going for. But Legendary Pictures, backers of "The Dark Knight," "300" and "Clash of the Titans," have announced that they're taking four big projects to the Coachella of sci-fi/fantasy, and the press release is unusual for two reasons: firstly (and more on this shortly) not an inch of film will have been shot on any of the four, and secondly, because they've left slip a major piece of casting on the most imminent.

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