It is official – Guillermo Del Toro is directing a summer blockbuster. PACIFIC RIM has been scheduled to release by Warner Bros on July 12, 2013 – right in the midst of summer blockbuster season.
And it sounds like the Man-in-Black (my new nickname for G, as he is ALWAYS in black) is having a great time on his new pet project. Check out this quote from Collider:
Fantastic. I mean so far, knock on wood, it’s the greatest experience of my life. I’m having a blast, designing like crazy. I’m now hiring actors, which is always a good sign, always a great sign when you’re casting. We’re announcing a release date… The other thing that we’re heading towards is an impeding start date the first week in November, so we have 20 weeks to start shooting the biggest giant monster movie ever made.
The “biggest giant monster movie ever made”? It is never too early to start marketing…
Guillermo’s HULK television show that he is working on with BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s David Eick is still in the race, with GDT giving this update to Fear.net: ”We turned in the outline to ABC about four weeks ago. And then we did a rewrite for ABC on the outline, and now we are lining up the pages.”