It’s been a rough ride for director Guillermo del Toro lately as many big projects he’s been attached to have faced complications, forcing him to walk away and move on to new things.
His latest project is called Pacific Rim, and all signs point to this one being the one that finally delivers us a new Guillermo del Toro film. Casting has begun, with Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam nabbing the lead role and Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Horrible Bosses) and Idris Elba (Thor, 28 Weeks Later) set for supporting roles. And now Warner Brothers has secured a release date for the movie, adding another positive rung to the ladder of progress.
Unfortunately for us, the wait doesn’t get any easier. The release date set for Pacific Rim is July 12, 2013…meaning now that we finally have a del Toro project, we still have to wait over two years to see it. And gods forbid anything happen to damage this one in that extended period of time.
Normally—considering these release dates seem to constantly change—we try to avoid covering them. And especially with this one being over two years away, I personally expect to see at least one release change. That said, this is a del Toro movie and people have been dying for something new from the man, so every little bit helps.
[Source: Heat Vision]