Giant monsters ranging out of control (aka Kaiju films) is definitely a genre that never gets old. So you know when Guillermo Del Toro sinks his imaginative claws into epic monster destruction the action is going to look great.
His homage to Kaiju, Pacific Rim, is not due until July 12, 2013, but movie fans got an early look at what’s in store.
And can we say it looks awesome?
The clip is short, but what we know is that there will be a surprise kaiju attack on San Francisco on August 11, 2013 (so don’t book a vacation there next summer). A CNN-style report informs us there’s “something moving under the Golden Gate Bridge…that must be 300 feet tall.”
A reporter hollers over quick clips: “Unless the jets can bring down this massive creature, I don’t know what is going to be left of this city.”
A teaser website for the film has also been set up that shows snippets of the attack, and Wired has the first “blueprints” for Pacific Rim’s Kaiju-fighting robots.
Personally, I loved Cloverfield, so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
Check out the clip below and let us know if you’re stoked for Pacific Rim.
Quentin Tarantino never pulls any punches. He also has a pretty impressive oeuvre.
Let’s count ‘em off. There was 1992′s Reservoir Dogs, 1994′s Pulp Fiction, 1997′s Jackie Brown, 2003 and 2004′s Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2, 2007′s Death Proof, 2009′s Inglourious Basterds and this year’s Django Unchained.
He has also written True Romance and Natural Born Killers, and directed segments of Four Rooms and Sin City.
So he’s no Marty Scorsese, but that’s a fairly critic-proof body of work. Fans seem to like it too.
Turns out his answer is Death Proof. “Death Proof has got to be the worst movie I ever [made],” Tarantino said. “And for a left-handed movie, that wasn’t so bad, all right? — so if that’s the worst I ever get, I’m good.”
Death Proof starring Kurt Russell was released in 2007 as part of the Grindhouse double-bill with Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror. Critics didn’t exactly hate it, but audiences didn’t flock to the threatre and it ended up being the director’s first flop.
Tarantino also said he doesn’t plan to keep directing indefinitely. “I don’t intend to be a director deep into my old age,” he revealed.
And part of the reason is the switch by the filmmaking community towards shooting digitally.
“I can’t stand all this digital stuff,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “This is not what I signed up for.”
So what will he do? Well, he might just end up directing a mini-series for HBO. “I’d rather just write one of my big scripts and do it as a miniseries for HBO, and then I don’t have the time pressure that I’m always under, and I get to actually use all the script,” he said.
“The one movie that I was actually able to use everything — where you actually have the entire breadth of what I spent a year writing — was the two Kill Bill movies ’cause it’s two movies. So if I’m gonna do another big epic thing again, it’ll probably be like a six-hour miniseries or something.”
Do you have a fave Tarantino film? Was Death Proof really his worst film? Should he direct Kill Bill Vol. 3 next? Let us know in the comments.
Tarantino’s latest film, Django Unchained, with Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio, will be released Dec. 25.